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

2016

60.2 60.2 60.6 60.9 62.0 62.0 61.6 61.7 61.5 61.7 61.2 60.9 61.2

2017

60.0 59.7 60.2 61.0 61.7 62.3 61.5 (p)61.3          

Mining, Logging, and Construction

2016

2.6 2.5 2.6 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.7 2.9

2017

2.5 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.1 3.1 (p)3.1          

Manufacturing

2016

7.5 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.4

2017

7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 (p)7.3          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

14.3 14.1 14.2 14.2 14.4 14.2 14.2 14.3 14.3 14.5 14.3 14.3 14.3

2017

13.9 13.7 14.0 14.2 13.9 14.0 13.9 (p)14.0          

Information

2016

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

2017

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 (p)0.9          

Financial Activities

2016

1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6

2017

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 (p)1.5          

Professional & Business Services

2016

5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5

2017

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 (p)5.5          

Educational & Health Services

2016

12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.4 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.5

2017

12.7 12.8 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.0 12.9 (p)12.8          

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 6.1 6.4 6.3 6.4 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.7

2017

5.5 5.4 5.5 5.6 6.5 6.7 6.6 (p)6.5          

Other Services

2016

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

2017

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 (p)2.8          

Government

2016

7.7 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.3 7.3 7.8 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.8

2017

7.7 7.6 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.4 7.0 (p)6.9          

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

2016

61,031 60,888 61,098 60,685 61,662 62,206 62,633 62,066 60,872 60,502 59,892 59,417 61,079

2017

59,810 59,336 59,753 60,192 60,751 61,646 61,466 (p)60,480          

Employment

2016

57,594 57,479 57,654 57,577 58,605 58,755 58,973 58,599 57,788 57,410 57,030 56,498 57,830

2017

56,574 56,077 56,714 57,366 57,646 58,470 58,203 (p)57,451          

Unemployment

2016

3,437 3,409 3,444 3,108 3,057 3,451 3,660 3,467 3,084 3,092 2,862 2,919 3,249

2017

3,236 3,259 3,039 2,826 3,105 3,176 3,263 (p)3,029          

Unemployment Rate

2016

5.6 5.6 5.6 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.8 5.6 5.1 5.1 4.8 4.9 5.3

2017

5.4 5.5 5.1 4.7 5.1 5.2 5.3 (p)5.0          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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