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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 (p)58.4                

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 (p)2.9                

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (p)4.8                

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 (p)12.5                

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 (p)5.1                

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 (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 (p)7.9                

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

2020

(1)59,674 (1)59,529 (1)59,388 (1)57,968 (1)59,733 (1)60,116 (1)60,823 (1)58,707 (1)58,947 (1)58,606 (1)58,718 (1)58,249 (1)59,205

2021

58,669 58,691 58,134 (p)57,603                  

Employment

2020

(1)56,551 (1)56,384 (1)56,006 (1)47,658 (1)51,564 (1)53,125 (1)53,339 (1)53,507 (1)55,480 (1)55,420 (1)55,272 (1)54,327 (1)54,053

2021

54,035 54,238 54,239 (p)54,258                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)3,123 (1)3,145 (1)3,382 (1)10,310 (1)8,169 (1)6,991 (1)7,484 (1)5,200 (1)3,467 (1)3,186 (1)3,446 (1)3,922 (1)5,152

2021

4,634 4,453 3,895 (p)3,345                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)5.2 (1)5.3 (1)5.7 (1)17.8 (1)13.7 (1)11.6 (1)12.3 (1)8.9 (1)5.9 (1)5.4 (1)5.9 (1)6.7 (1)8.7

2021

7.9 7.6 6.7 (p)5.8                  

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(p) Preliminary

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