Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 57,600 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,265 employed persons for the month. Altoona lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 74 (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 5,200 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 53,400 in April 2020, Altoona has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,536 for Altoona in December 2007. 8,271 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 51,037, Altoona has added 3,228 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History