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Altoona, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 60,000 jobs in Altoona, Pennsylvania in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 56,467 employed persons for the month. Altoona added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 110 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Altoona job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,000 +200 +1,700
CPS 56,467 +110 +778

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 2,800 jobs have been lost in Altoona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,700 in April 2020, Altoona has gained 10,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,412 for Altoona in December 2007. 5,945 jobs have been lost in Altoona since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 48,245, Altoona has added 8,222 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Altoona, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 60,000 200 56,467 110
March 2022 59,800 0 56,357 239
February 2022 59,800 -100 56,118 147
January 2022 59,900 -100 55,971 192
December 2021 60,000 300 55,779 6
November 2021 59,700 200 55,773 38
October 2021 59,500 500 55,735 79
September 2021 59,000 200 55,656 67
August 2021 58,800 -300 55,589 13
July 2021 59,100 700 55,576 -25
June 2021 58,400 -300 55,601 -49
May 2021 58,700 400 55,650 -39