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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

2018

60.6 60.6 60.9 61.6 61.9 62.3 61.3 61.5 61.3 61.2 61.6 61.8 61.4

2019

60.8 60.8 61.5 61.8 62.7 63.1 62.6 (p)62.1          

Mining, Logging, and Construction

2018

2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 3.1

2019

2.6 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 (p)3.2          

Manufacturing

2018

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

2019

7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3 (p)7.2          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

14.3 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.2 14.2 14.2 14.5 15.0 15.2 14.4

2019

14.6 14.4 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.3 (p)14.3          

Information

2018

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

2019

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 (p)0.8          

Financial Activities

2018

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

2019

1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 (p)1.6          

Professional & Business Services

2018

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

2019

5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.5 (p)5.4          

Educational & Health Services

2018

12.4 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.8 12.9 12.9 12.6

2019

12.8 12.9 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.9 13.2 (p)13.0          

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

5.1 5.1 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.3 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.6

2019

5.1 5.1 5.2 5.4 6.0 6.3 6.3 (p)6.2          

Other Services

2018

2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

2019

2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 (p)2.7          

Government

2018

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

2019

8.0 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.1 7.7 (p)7.7          

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

2018

59,176 59,173 58,990 59,178 59,590 60,903 60,991 60,216 59,095 58,745 59,220 59,385 59,555

2019

59,773 59,803 59,983 59,501 60,494 61,646 62,227 (p)61,256          

Employment

2018

56,327 56,329 56,451 56,928 57,386 57,979 58,095 57,512 56,903 56,535 57,084 57,071 57,050

2019

57,234 57,277 57,673 57,655 58,363 59,071 59,199 (p)58,437          

Unemployment

2018

2,849 2,844 2,539 2,250 2,204 2,924 2,896 2,704 2,192 2,210 2,136 2,314 2,505

2019

2,539 2,526 2,310 1,846 2,131 2,575 3,028 (p)2,819          

Unemployment Rate

2018

4.8 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.7 4.8 4.7 4.5 3.7 3.8 3.6 3.9 4.2

2019

4.2 4.2 3.9 3.1 3.5 4.2 4.9 (p)4.6          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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