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

 

2015

59.6 59.9 60.1 60.9 62.0 62.1 61.2 61.6 62.0 61.0 61.4 61.6 61.1

2016

60.8 60.5 61.0 61.9 63.1 63.2 62.7 (P) 62.4          

Mining, Logging, and Construction

 

2015

2.4 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.8 2.9

2016

2.6 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 (P) 3.3          

Manufacturing

 

2015

7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.6

2016

7.7 7.8 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 (P) 7.9          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

14.4 14.2 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.4 14.5 14.4 13.9 14.3 14.6 14.3

2016

13.9 13.7 13.8 14.2 14.6 14.3 14.3 (P) 14.1          

Information

 

2015

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

2016

0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 (P) 0.8          

Financial Activities

 

2015

1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

2016

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 (P) 1.5          

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

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

2016

5.4 5.4 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 (P) 5.7          

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

12.2 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.4 12.3 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.3

2016

12.6 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.6 (P) 12.6          

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.9 6.1 6.0 6.0 5.7 5.2 5.2 5.4 5.5

2016

5.4 5.3 5.4 5.4 6.2 6.4 6.4 (P) 6.3          

Other Services

 

2015

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

2016

2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 (P) 2.8          

Government

 

2015

7.7 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.5 7.1 7.2 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.8

2016

8.0 7.9 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.3 (P) 7.4          

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

 

2015

(R) 60,558 (R) 60,357 (R) 60,320 (R) 60,367 (R) 61,669 (R) 62,324 (R) 62,239 (R) 61,909 (R) 61,150 (R) 60,075 (R) 60,480 (R) 60,772 (R) 61,018

2016

61,514 61,224 61,521 61,582 62,854 63,346 63,852 (P) 63,197          

Employment

 

2015

(R) 56,861 (R) 56,891 (R) 56,986 (R) 57,567 (R) 58,478 (R) 58,873 (R) 58,836 (R) 58,837 (R) 58,520 (R) 57,545 (R) 57,902 (R) 58,285 (R) 57,965

2016

58,324 58,008 58,163 58,432 59,666 59,937 60,120 (P) 59,591          

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 3,697 (R) 3,466 (R) 3,334 (R) 2,800 (R) 3,191 (R) 3,451 (R) 3,403 (R) 3,072 (R) 2,630 (R) 2,530 (R) 2,578 (R) 2,487 (R) 3,053

2016

3,190 3,216 3,358 3,150 3,188 3,409 3,732 (P) 3,606          

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 6.1 (R) 5.7 (R) 5.5 (R) 4.6 (R) 5.2 (R) 5.5 (R) 5.5 (R) 5.0 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.2 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.1 (R) 5.0

2016

5.2 5.3 5.5 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.8 (P) 5.7          

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

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