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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 61,500 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,732 employed persons for the month. Altoona added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 201 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,500 +200 +300
CPS 56,732 +201 -281

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,589 for Altoona in December 2007. 5,857 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 56,165, Altoona has added 567 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 61,500 200 56,732 201
January 2018 61,300 0 56,531 341
December 2017 61,300 0 56,190 -50
November 2017 61,300 300 56,240 75
October 2017 61,000 -500 56,165 -482
September 2017 61,500 -100 56,647 -194
August 2017 61,600 100 56,841 -364
July 2017 61,500 0 57,205 -140
June 2017 61,500 100 57,345 167
May 2017 61,400 -400 57,178 -306
April 2017 61,800 500 57,484 294
March 2017 61,300 100 57,190 177