Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 60,900 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,326 employed persons for the month. Altoona lost 300 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 400 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Altoona as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment for Altoona, Pennsylvania
CES employment for Altoona peaked in April 2007 at 62,800. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,400 in February 2010, Altoona has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,589 for Altoona in December 2007. 5,263 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 56,347, Altoona has added 979 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History