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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

2019

60.3 59.9 60.4 61.3 61.7 61.8 61.2 61.5 61.4 61.3 61.2 61.3 61.1

2020

60.2 60.2 60.0 53.3 54.7 (p)56.4              

Mining, Logging, and Construction

2019

2.7 2.6 2.7 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 3.0

2020

2.7 2.7 2.7 1.8 2.0 (p)2.3              

Manufacturing

2019

7.3 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2

2020

7.1 7.1 7.1 6.4 6.6 (p)6.8              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

14.1 13.9 14.0 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.1 14.0 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.1

2020

13.9 13.8 13.9 12.7 13.3 (p)13.7              

Information

2019

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

2020

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 (p)0.8              

Financial Activities

2019

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

2020

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 (p)1.4              

Professional & Business Services

2019

5.2 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3

2020

5.2 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.7 (p)4.6              

Educational & Health Services

2019

12.8 12.8 12.9 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.9 13.0 12.8

2020

13.0 13.0 12.8 12.0 12.2 (p)12.3              

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

5.1 5.0 5.1 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.2 6.2 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.6

2020

5.4 5.4 5.4 3.5 3.8 (p)4.5              

Other Services

2019

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

2020

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.1 2.3 (p)2.4              

Government

2019

8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 7.8 7.4 7.5 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 7.9

2020

8.0 8.1 8.1 7.9 7.7 (p)7.6              

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

2019

(1)58,993 (1)58,787 (1)58,803 (1)58,712 (1)59,231 (1)60,402 (1)60,843 (1)60,599 (1)59,563 (1)59,553 (1)59,482 (1)59,652 (1)59,551

2020

59,597 59,633 59,126 61,364 60,832 (p)58,262              

Employment

2019

(1)56,245 (1)56,120 (1)56,280 (1)56,686 (1)56,970 (1)57,582 (1)57,573 (1)57,582 (1)57,042 (1)56,832 (1)56,762 (1)56,650 (1)56,860

2020

56,394 56,430 55,555 50,961 52,822 (p)51,393              

Unemployment

2019

(1)2,748 (1)2,667 (1)2,523 (1)2,026 (1)2,261 (1)2,820 (1)3,270 (1)3,017 (1)2,521 (1)2,721 (1)2,720 (1)3,002 (1)2,691

2020

3,203 3,203 3,571 10,403 8,010 (p)6,869              

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)4.7 (1)4.5 (1)4.3 (1)3.5 (1)3.8 (1)4.7 (1)5.4 (1)5.0 (1)4.2 (1)4.6 (1)4.6 (1)5.0 (1)4.5

2020

5.4 5.4 6.0 17.0 13.2 (p)11.8              

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(p) Preliminary

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