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 60.3 60.6 60.5 61.5 61.6 (P) 61.3            

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 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 (P) 2.9            

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 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 (P) 7.6            

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 14.5 14.5 14.2 14.5 14.4 (P) 14.6            

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 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 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 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 (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 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 (P) 5.9            

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 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.6 (P) 12.5            

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 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.6 5.6 (P) 5.6            

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 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6 (P) 2.6            

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 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.8 (P) 7.2            

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

60,758 60,624 60,642 60,017 61,174 61,865 61,898 61,232 60,448 59,972 60,251 60,278 60,764

2015

60,449 60,095 60,076 59,471 60,658 (P) 61,329              

Employment

 

2014

56,647 56,422 56,586 56,770 57,737 58,419 58,188 57,703 57,582 57,203 57,420 57,447 57,344

2015

56,907 56,697 56,798 56,763 57,549 (P) 57,879              

Unemployment

 

2014

4,111 4,202 4,056 3,247 3,437 3,446 3,710 3,529 2,866 2,769 2,831 2,831 3,420

2015

3,542 3,398 3,278 2,708 3,109 (P) 3,450              

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

6.8 6.9 6.7 5.4 5.6 5.6 6.0 5.8 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.7 5.6

2015

5.9 5.7 5.5 4.6 5.1 (P) 5.6              

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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