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

 

2013

59.9 59.9 60.4 60.7 61.3 61.4 60.4 60.9 60.6 60.9 61.2 61.0 60.7

2014

59.8 59.9 60.3 60.6 61.6 61.9 61.2 61.5 61.3 (P) 61.5      

Mining, Logging, and Construction

 

2013

2.4 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.7

2014

2.4 2.4 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 (P) 3.0      

Manufacturing

 

2013

7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 7.0

2014

6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 (P) 6.9      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

15.2 15.0 15.1 15.1 15.1 15.2 15.0 15.1 15.0 15.4 15.6 15.8 15.2

2014

15.2 15.1 15.1 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.4 15.5 15.2 (P) 15.4      

Information

 

2013

0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9

2014

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 (P) 0.9      

Financial Activities

 

2013

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

2014

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 (P) 1.5      

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5

2014

5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 (P) 5.8      

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

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

2014

12.0 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 11.9 12.1 12.1 (P) 12.3      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

4.9 4.8 5.0 5.1 5.8 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.4 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.3

2014

4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.3 (P) 5.0      

Other Services

 

2013

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

2014

2.8 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 (P) 2.7      

Government

 

2013

8.2 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.3 7.6 7.0 7.1 7.7 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.0

2014

7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.7 7.1 7.2 7.8 (P) 8.0      

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

 

2013

65,258 64,396 64,214 64,055 64,950 65,562 65,579 65,389 64,188 63,840 64,178 64,183 64,649

2014

63,957 64,103 64,275 63,470 64,152 64,583 64,936 64,770 63,794 (P) 63,751      

Employment

 

2013

59,839 59,435 59,689 59,979 60,712 60,923 61,061 61,087 60,372 60,028 60,405 60,398 60,327

2014

59,812 59,969 60,271 60,402 60,881 61,261 61,358 61,156 61,031 (P) 61,198      

Unemployment

 

2013

5,419 4,961 4,525 4,076 4,238 4,639 4,518 4,302 3,816 3,812 3,773 3,785 4,322

2014

4,145 4,134 4,004 3,068 3,271 3,322 3,578 3,614 2,763 (P) 2,553      

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

8.3 7.7 7.0 6.4 6.5 7.1 6.9 6.6 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.9 6.7

2014

6.5 6.4 6.2 4.8 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.6 4.3 (P) 4.0      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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