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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 57,700 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 54,314 employed persons for the month. Altoona lost 0 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 152 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,700 0 +400
CPS 54,314 -152 +2,060

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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,800 in April 2020, Altoona has gained 7,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,412 for Altoona in December 2007. 8,098 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 47,895, Altoona has added 6,419 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 57,700 0 54,314 -152
June 2021 57,700 0 54,466 -181
May 2021 57,700 -600 54,647 -140
April 2021 58,300 -200 54,787 -104
March 2021 58,500 -100 54,891 -46
February 2021 58,600 100 54,937 -100
January 2021 58,500 300 55,037 -174
December 2020 58,200 -400 55,211 -44
November 2020 58,600 -100 55,255 -82
October 2020 58,700 600 55,337 -155
September 2020 58,100 900 55,492 2,411
August 2020 57,200 -100 53,081 827