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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 62,200 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,868 employed persons for the month. Altoona lost 0 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 82 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,200 0 +900
CPS 57,868 +82 +863

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 600 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,400 in February 2010, Altoona has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,589 for Altoona in December 2007. 4,721 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 56,345, Altoona has added 1,523 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 62,200 0 57,868 82
November 2018 62,200 400 57,786 378
October 2018 61,800 100 57,408 297
September 2018 61,700 0 57,111 -83
August 2018 61,700 100 57,194 135
July 2018 61,600 0 57,059 167
June 2018 61,600 -200 56,892 90
May 2018 61,800 300 56,802 323
April 2018 61,500 -100 56,479 -132
March 2018 61,600 200 56,611 -210
February 2018 61,400 100 56,821 -44
January 2018 61,300 0 56,865 -140