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Altoona, Pennsylvania Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Altoona fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Pennsylvania rate. The unemployment rate in Altoona peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Altoona unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.1 -2.1
Altoona 4.4% -0.1 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Altoona, Pennsylvania, National

Altoona, Pennsylvania monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Altoona, Pennsylvania Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Altoona peaked in April 2020 at 10,244. There are now 7,659 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Altoona employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Altoona, Pennsylvania) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Altoona 2,585 -52 -1,244

Number of Unemployed Persons

Altoona, Pennsylvania Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvania
Unemployment Rate
Altoona
Unemployment Rate
Altoona
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.4% 2,585
March
2022
3.6% 4.9% 4.5% 2,637
February
2022
3.8% 5.1% 4.7% 2,776
January
2022
4.0% 5.4% 5.0% 2,959
December
2021
3.9% 5.5% 5.3% 3,108
November
2021
4.2% 5.5% 5.3% 3,101
October
2021
4.6% 5.6% 5.3% 3,149
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 5.6% 3,323
August
2021
5.2% 6.1% 6.0% 3,524
July
2021
5.4% 6.4% 6.2% 3,692
June
2021
5.9% 6.6% 6.4% 3,787

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.