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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.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,900 -300 -400
CPS 57,326 -400 -1,468

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 60,900 -300 57,326 -400
January 2017 61,200 500 57,726 -731
December 2016 60,700 -100 58,457 -471
November 2016 60,800 -600 58,928 -254
October 2016 61,400 400 59,182 96
September 2016 61,000 -300 59,086 -110
August 2016 61,300 -100 59,196 39
July 2016 61,400 300 59,157 144
June 2016 61,100 0 59,013 33
May 2016 61,100 200 58,980 235
April 2016 60,900 -500 58,745 -101
March 2016 61,400 100 58,846 52