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

 

2014

59.6 59.6 59.8 60.4 61.7 62.0 60.8 60.8 61.3 60.9 61.5 61.6 60.8

2015

60.3 (P) 60.2                      

Mining, Logging, and Construction

 

2014

2.3 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.7

2015

2.4 (P) 2.4                      

Manufacturing

 

2014

7.7 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6

2015

7.5 (P) 7.5                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

14.1 13.9 14.0 14.0 14.3 14.4 14.1 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.9 15.4 14.3

2015

14.4 (P) 14.4                      

Information

 

2014

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

2015

0.9 (P) 0.9                      

Financial Activities

 

2014

1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.5

2015

1.6 (P) 1.5                      

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6

2015

5.6 (P) 5.6                      

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.2

2015

12.5 (P) 12.4                      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

4.9 4.8 4.8 5.0 5.7 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3

2015

5.0 (P) 5.0                      

Other Services

 

2014

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7

2015

2.5 (P) 2.5                      

Government

 

2014

7.9 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 7.9 7.2 7.3 8.0 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.0

2015

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

 

2014

(1) 63,765 (1) 63,665 (1) 64,049 (1) 63,166 (1) 64,095 (1) 64,574 (1) 65,021 (1) 64,762 (1) 63,545 (1) 63,611 (1) 64,099 (1) 63,584  

2015

60,449 (P) 60,021                      

Employment

 

2014

(1) 59,619 (1) 59,452 (1) 59,945 (1) 59,932 (1) 60,670 (1) 61,128 (1) 61,279 (1) 61,194 (1) 60,689 (1) 60,879 (1) 61,285 (1) 60,764  

2015

56,907 (P) 56,632                      

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 4,146 (1) 4,213 (1) 4,104 (1) 3,234 (1) 3,425 (1) 3,446 (1) 3,742 (1) 3,568 (1) 2,856 (1) 2,732 (1) 2,814 (1) 2,820  

2015

3,542 (P) 3,389                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 6.5 (1) 6.6 (1) 6.4 (1) 5.1 (1) 5.3 (1) 5.3 (1) 5.8 (1) 5.5 (1) 4.5 (1) 4.3 (1) 4.4 (1) 4.4  

2015

5.9 (P) 5.6                      

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(P) Preliminary

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