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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 62,100 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,964 employed persons for the month. Altoona added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 69 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,100 +200 +1,000
CPS 57,964 +69 +1,024

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 700 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,400 in January 2010, Altoona has gained 2,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,536 for Altoona in December 2007. 4,572 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 56,455, Altoona has added 1,509 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 62,100 200 57,964 69
June 2019 61,900 200 57,895 67
May 2019 61,700 -100 57,828 61
April 2019 61,800 -300 57,767 69
March 2019 62,100 100 57,698 181
February 2019 62,000 100 57,517 171
January 2019 61,900 100 57,346 160
December 2018 61,800 400 57,186 4
November 2018 61,400 0 57,182 37
October 2018 61,400 200 57,145 85
September 2018 61,200 200 57,060 78
August 2018 61,000 -100 56,982 42