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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 61,000 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,928 employed persons for the month. Altoona added 400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 157 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,000 +400 +2,000
CPS 56,928 +157 +1,272

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,700 in April 2020, Altoona has gained 11,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,412 for Altoona in December 2007. 5,484 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,245, Altoona has added 8,683 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 61,000 400 56,928 157
August 2022 60,600 400 56,771 73
July 2022 60,200 200 56,698 42
June 2022 60,000 200 56,656 26
May 2022 59,800 -100 56,630 169
April 2022 59,900 100 56,461 104
March 2022 59,800 0 56,357 239
February 2022 59,800 -100 56,118 147
January 2022 59,900 -100 55,971 192
December 2021 60,000 300 55,779 6
November 2021 59,700 200 55,773 38
October 2021 59,500 500 55,735 79