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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

2022

58.4 58.4 59.0 60.2 60.9 60.8 60.3 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.6 61.0 60.0

2023

60.1 60.3 60.5 60.9 61.4 61.4 61.5 61.5 61.4 61.4 61.9 (p)62.1  

Mining, Logging, and Construction

2022

2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9

2023

2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 (p)3.1  

Manufacturing

2022

6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.0

2023

7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 (p)7.1  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2022

14.0 13.9 13.9 14.2 14.1 13.9 14.0 13.9 14.0 14.1 14.5 14.6 14.1

2023

14.2 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.5 15.0 (p)15.2  

Information

2022

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

2023

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 (p)0.9  

Financial Activities

2022

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5

2023

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 (p)1.5  

Professional & Business Services

2022

5.2 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5

2023

5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 (p)5.5  

Educational & Health Services

2022

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

2023

12.0 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.4 12.4 (p)12.4  

Leisure & Hospitality

2022

5.1 5.1 5.2 5.8 6.3 6.4 6.3 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.8

2023

5.6 5.6 5.6 5.8 6.2 6.4 6.3 6.3 5.8 5.5 5.5 (p)5.6  

Other Services

2022

2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7

2023

2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7  

Government

2022

7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.3 7.3 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.1 7.8

2023

7.9 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.5 7.6 8.0 8.1 8.1 (p)8.1  

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

2022

58,761 58,235 58,587 58,809 59,843 60,072 59,949 59,862 58,666 58,681 58,232 58,471 59,014

2023

58,920 58,704 58,512 58,198 58,825 59,341 59,508 59,713 58,572 58,639 58,999 (p)58,759  

Employment

2022

55,818 55,381 55,965 56,484 57,441 57,078 56,840 56,642 56,422 56,406 55,944 56,083 56,375

2023

56,221 55,940 56,321 56,447 56,861 57,037 57,268 57,193 56,906 56,886 57,405 (p)57,105  

Unemployment

2022

2,943 2,854 2,622 2,325 2,402 2,994 3,109 3,220 2,244 2,275 2,288 2,388 2,639

2023

2,699 2,764 2,191 1,751 1,964 2,304 2,240 2,520 1,666 1,753 1,594 (p)1,654  

Unemployment Rate

2022

5.0 4.9 4.5 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.2 5.4 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.5

2023

4.6 4.7 3.7 3.0 3.3 3.9 3.8 4.2 2.8 3.0 2.7 (p)2.8  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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