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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 61,900 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,271 employed persons for the month. Altoona added 300 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 212 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,900 +300 +300
CPS 57,271 +212 -18

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 900 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 59,400 in February 2010, Altoona has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,589 for Altoona in December 2007. 5,318 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 56,345, Altoona has added 926 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 61,900 300 57,271 212
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
December 2017 61,300 0 57,005 -49
November 2017 61,300 300 57,054 -71
October 2017 61,000 -500 57,125 -111
September 2017 61,500 -100 57,236 -53