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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 61,700 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,939 employed persons for the month. Altoona lost 400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 243 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,700 -400 +900
CPS 58,939 -243 +741

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,400 in February 2010, Altoona has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,589 for Altoona in December 2007. 3,650 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 56,347, Altoona has added 2,592 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 61,700 -400 58,939 -243
October 2016 62,100 -100 59,182 96
September 2016 62,200 -300 59,086 -110
August 2016 62,500 -200 59,196 39
July 2016 62,700 0 59,157 144
June 2016 62,700 -100 59,013 33
May 2016 62,800 500 58,980 235
April 2016 62,300 500 58,745 -101
March 2016 61,800 300 58,846 52
February 2016 61,500 -200 58,794 50
January 2016 61,700 700 58,744 409
December 2015 61,000 200 58,335 137