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 (P) 61.4            

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 (P) 3.1            

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 (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 (P) 15.5            

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 (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 (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 (P) 5.7            

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 (P) 12.0            

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 (P) 5.8            

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 (P) 2.9            

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 (P) 7.1            

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

(1) 65,258 (1) 64,396 (1) 64,214 (1) 64,055 (1) 64,950 (1) 65,562 (1) 65,579 (1) 65,389 (1) 64,188 (1) 63,840 (1) 64,178 (1) 64,183 (1) 64,649

2014

63,957 64,103 64,275 63,470 64,152 64,583 (P) 65,139            

Employment

 

2013

(1) 59,839 (1) 59,435 (1) 59,689 (1) 59,979 (1) 60,712 (1) 60,923 (1) 61,061 (1) 61,087 (1) 60,372 (1) 60,028 (1) 60,405 (1) 60,398 (1) 60,327

2014

59,812 59,969 60,271 60,402 60,881 61,261 (P) 61,563            

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 5,419 (1) 4,961 (1) 4,525 (1) 4,076 (1) 4,238 (1) 4,639 (1) 4,518 (1) 4,302 (1) 3,816 (1) 3,812 (1) 3,773 (1) 3,785 (1) 4,322

2014

4,145 4,134 4,004 3,068 3,271 3,322 (P) 3,576            

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 8.3 (1) 7.7 (1) 7.0 (1) 6.4 (1) 6.5 (1) 7.1 (1) 6.9 (1) 6.6 (1) 5.9 (1) 6.0 (1) 5.9 (1) 5.9 (1) 6.7

2014

6.5 6.4 6.2 4.8 5.1 5.1 (P) 5.5            

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(P) Preliminary

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