Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ: 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
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

 

2015

349.2 349.0 351.1 355.9 361.2 360.9 354.6 355.3 360.5 361.9 360.7 360.6 356.7

2016

352.5 351.7 354.9 357.8 360.6 362.7 357.8 358.0 358.7 (P) 359.9      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

11.6 11.1 11.5 12.6 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.5 13.4 13.0 12.3 12.7

2016

11.5 11.1 11.8 12.5 13.0 13.4 13.4 13.5 13.4 (P) 13.4      

Manufacturing

 

2015

35.7 35.7 35.9 35.9 36.2 36.5 36.5 36.5 36.1 36.4 36.4 36.5 36.2

2016

36.4 36.3 36.3 36.3 36.4 36.7 36.7 36.6 36.2 (P) 36.5      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

75.7 74.6 75.2 75.6 77.0 77.6 77.5 77.7 77.7 78.8 80.6 81.8 77.5

2016

79.2 78.4 78.5 78.1 78.7 79.0 79.1 78.8 78.6 (P) 79.8      

Information

 

2015

6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1

2016

6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 (P) 6.1      

Financial Activities

 

2015

15.0 14.9 15.0 14.9 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.3 15.1 15.0 15.1 14.9 15.1

2016

14.8 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.8 (P) 14.9      

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

48.6 47.8 47.5 47.9 48.0 48.1 47.7 48.3 48.5 49.0 47.9 47.4 48.1

2016

47.3 47.0 46.3 47.3 47.5 47.6 47.8 47.8 46.3 (P) 46.0      

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

71.3 72.9 73.3 74.3 73.7 72.0 71.1 70.7 73.4 74.1 74.9 74.7 73.0

2016

71.6 72.6 73.2 74.4 72.9 71.5 70.6 70.7 73.1 (P) 73.8      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

32.5 32.4 33.0 34.7 37.1 38.5 38.1 38.1 37.1 35.5 32.7 33.0 35.2

2016

33.1 32.3 34.3 34.6 37.3 40.3 41.6 41.4 38.0 (P) 36.3      

Other Services

 

2015

13.5 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.8 13.9 13.8 13.7 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6

2016

13.4 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.6 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.4 (P) 13.4      

Government

 

2015

39.3 40.1 40.1 40.3 40.7 39.4 35.0 35.2 39.5 40.0 40.4 40.3 39.2

2016

39.1 39.8 40.1 40.1 40.4 39.4 33.9 34.6 38.8 (P) 39.7      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

 

2015

427,685 425,632 425,953 427,345 433,798 434,873 434,733 430,898 429,578 429,487 428,434 428,387 429,733

2016

429,065 429,128 431,063 429,082 433,591 437,171 438,861 437,335 433,795 (P) 430,562      

Employment

 

2015

400,872 399,847 401,174 405,804 409,700 411,037 409,420 408,120 409,531 410,399 410,193 411,508 407,300

2016

407,566 406,838 407,676 407,060 410,660 413,866 413,012 410,972 409,585 (P) 407,619      

Unemployment

 

2015

26,813 25,785 24,779 21,541 24,098 23,836 25,313 22,778 20,047 19,088 18,241 16,879 22,433

2016

21,499 22,290 23,387 22,022 22,931 23,305 25,849 26,363 24,210 (P) 22,943      

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

6.3 6.1 5.8 5.0 5.6 5.5 5.8 5.3 4.7 4.4 4.3 3.9 5.2

2016

5.0 5.2 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.9 6.0 5.6 (P) 5.3      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Warren County in New Jersey.