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Altoona, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Altoona, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2023

59.2 59.3 59.6 60.5 61.2 61.5 60.8 60.9 61.3 61.4 61.6 61.9 60.8

2024

60.4 60.4 60.7 (p)61.1                  

Mining, Logging, and Construction

2023

2.6 2.6 2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 2.9

2024

2.9 2.9 2.9 (p)3.0                  

Manufacturing

2023

7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.0

2024

7.0 7.0 7.0 (p)7.0                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

14.0 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.8 13.8 14.0 14.3 14.5 14.0

2024

13.9 13.8 13.8 (p)13.9                  

Information

2023

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

2024

0.8 0.8 0.8 (p)0.8                  

Financial Activities

2023

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7

2024

1.7 1.7 1.7 (p)1.7                  

Professional & Business Services

2023

5.4 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6

2024

5.4 5.4 5.5 (p)5.5                  

Educational & Health Services

2023

11.8 11.8 11.9 11.8 11.9 12.1 11.8 11.9 12.1 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.0

2024

12.1 12.2 12.3 (p)12.3                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

5.2 5.2 5.4 6.0 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.3 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

2024

5.8 5.9 6.0 (p)6.3                  

Other Services

2023

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8

2024

2.8 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7                  

Government

2023

7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.6 7.7 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 7.9

2024

8.0 8.0 8.0 (p)7.9                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Altoona, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2023

(t)58,212 (t)58,051 (t)58,159 (t)58,400 (t)59,091 (t)60,082 (t)59,792 (t)60,051 (t)59,177 (t)59,106 (t)59,205 (t)58,932 (t)59,022

2024

59,127 59,409 59,684 (p)59,591                  

Employment

2023

(t)55,840 (t)55,605 (t)56,119 (t)56,790 (t)57,339 (t)57,917 (t)57,593 (t)57,620 (t)57,520 (t)57,408 (t)57,648 (t)57,292 (t)57,058

2024

57,168 57,344 57,784 (p)58,061                  

Unemployment

2023

(t)2,372 (t)2,446 (t)2,040 (t)1,610 (t)1,752 (t)2,165 (t)2,199 (t)2,431 (t)1,657 (t)1,698 (t)1,557 (t)1,640 (t)1,964

2024

1,959 2,065 1,900 (p)1,530                  

Unemployment Rate

2023

(t)4.1 (t)4.2 (t)3.5 (t)2.8 (t)3.0 (t)3.6 (t)3.7 (t)4.0 (t)2.8 (t)2.9 (t)2.6 (t)2.8 (t)3.3

2024

3.3 3.5 3.2 (p)2.6                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(t) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.

The Altoona, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Blair County in Pennsylvania.