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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Altoona, Pennsylvania Metro Area

MSA: Altoona, PA
county: Blair
Population (2016 estimate): 125,000
Unemployment Rate (July 2017): 5.3%
NFP Employment (2016): 61,000
Average Earnings (2016): $32,260

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 1,670 28.8 0.6 $81,510
Business and Financial Operations 1,690 29.1 0.6 $57,680
IT and Mathematical 650 11.2 0.4 $49,210
Architecture and Engineering 620 10.7 0.6 $64,120
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 200 3.5 0.4 $58,460
Community and Social Services 1,440 24.9 1.7 $36,280
Legal and Judicial 220 3.8 0.5 $34,370
Education, Training, and Library 2,920 50.2 0.8 $45,390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 530 9.1 0.7 $28,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 4,730 81.4 1.4 $59,830
Healthcare Support 2,370 40.7 1.4 $28,600
Protective Services 1,000 17.2 0.7 $31,040
Food Preparation and Serving Related 5,410 93.1 1.0 $19,260
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,630 28.1 0.9 $22,980
Personal Care and Services 2,130 36.7 1.1 $19,890
Sales and Related 6,810 117.2 1.1 $22,250
Office and Administrative Support 9,680 166.6 1.1 $28,640
Construction and Extraction 2,450 42.2 1.1 $35,980
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,600 44.7 1.2 $38,540
Production 4,730 81.4 1.3 $33,980
Transportation and Material Moving 4,590 79.0 1.1 $29,610

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