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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

2020

60.5 60.3 60.6 50.0 53.5 56.4 57.4 57.6 58.4 58.6 58.9 58.1 57.5

2021

57.5 57.5 57.8 58.3 58.4 58.7 58.2 58.0 58.0 (p)58.0      

Mining, Logging, and Construction

2020

2.8 2.8 2.9 1.8 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9

2021

2.7 2.7 2.6 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.8 (p)2.7      

Manufacturing

2020

7.1 7.0 7.0 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.7

2021

6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 (p)6.5      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

14.2 14.1 14.2 11.5 12.6 13.4 13.7 13.7 13.9 13.9 14.1 14.0 13.6

2021

13.9 13.7 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.9 13.7 13.6 13.7 (p)13.9      

Information

2020

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8

2021

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 (p)0.8      

Financial Activities

2020

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4

2021

1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 (p)1.4      

Professional & Business Services

2020

4.9 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8

2021

4.9 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.9 5.0 (p)5.0      

Educational & Health Services

2020

13.1 13.1 13.1 11.8 12.1 12.3 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.9 12.6 12.7

2021

12.5 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.3 (p)12.4      

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

5.2 5.2 5.3 2.8 3.3 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.4

2021

4.3 4.4 4.7 4.8 5.2 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.0 (p)4.7      

Other Services

2020

2.8 2.8 2.8 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.5

2021

2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 (p)2.6      

Government

2020

8.2 8.1 8.1 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.7 8.0 8.1 7.9 7.8

2021

7.8 7.9 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.9 (p)8.0      

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

2020

59,674 59,529 59,388 57,968 59,733 60,116 60,823 58,707 58,947 58,606 58,718 58,249 59,205

2021

58,669 58,691 58,134 57,733 57,545 58,230 58,647 58,091 (p)57,101        

Employment

2020

56,551 56,384 56,006 47,658 51,564 53,125 53,339 53,507 55,480 55,420 55,272 54,327 54,053

2021

54,035 54,238 54,239 54,284 54,520 54,781 54,764 54,373 (p)54,217        

Unemployment

2020

3,123 3,145 3,382 10,310 8,169 6,991 7,484 5,200 3,467 3,186 3,446 3,922 5,152

2021

4,634 4,453 3,895 3,449 3,025 3,449 3,883 3,718 (p)2,884        

Unemployment Rate

2020

5.2 5.3 5.7 17.8 13.7 11.6 12.3 8.9 5.9 5.4 5.9 6.7 8.7

2021

7.9 7.6 6.7 6.0 5.3 5.9 6.6 6.4 (p)5.1        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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