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

 

2013

340.5 341.4 344.1 347.8 351.3 352.6 344.5 345.0 349.6 350.1 348.6 347.0 346.9

2014

341.4 341.1 345.7 348.5 353.0 353.3 (P) 347.3            

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

11.1 10.9 11.4 12.1 12.8 13.0 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.2 12.8 12.2 12.4

2014

11.7 11.6 12.1 12.6 13.1 13.3 (P) 13.4            

Manufacturing

 

2013

34.7 34.6 34.6 34.7 34.8 35.1 35.0 34.9 34.6 34.5 34.6 34.5 34.7

2014

34.6 34.4 34.5 34.4 34.7 35.0 (P) 35.1            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

72.5 71.6 71.7 72.0 72.6 73.1 72.0 72.5 72.5 72.9 75.0 75.7 72.8

2014

73.0 71.7 72.6 73.6 74.3 74.2 (P) 73.7            

Information

 

2013

6.1 6.1 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.2

2014

6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 (P) 6.2            

Financial Activities

 

2013

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

2014

14.8 14.9 14.9 14.9 15.0 15.2 (P) 15.1            

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

46.1 45.4 45.8 46.8 46.8 47.6 47.6 48.1 47.6 48.6 47.4 46.9 47.1

2014

46.9 46.6 47.0 47.3 47.9 48.1 (P) 48.0            

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

69.0 71.3 71.8 71.6 71.1 69.6 68.9 68.6 71.2 72.0 72.4 71.1 70.7

2014

70.0 70.9 71.5 71.4 70.8 69.4 (P) 68.2            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

31.7 31.6 32.3 34.1 36.1 37.8 37.2 37.0 35.7 33.3 30.5 30.9 34.0

2014

31.0 30.9 32.6 33.7 36.0 37.0 (P) 38.1            

Other Services

 

2013

13.6 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 14.1 14.1 14.0 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.8

2014

13.4 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.9 (P) 13.9            

Government

 

2013

40.8 41.3 41.6 41.6 41.9 40.9 35.3 35.5 40.1 40.8 41.0 40.9 40.1

2014

39.8 40.5 40.8 40.8 41.3 41.0 (P) 35.6            

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

 

2013

(1) 435,045 (1) 432,058 (1) 430,516 (1) 431,889 (1) 436,934 (1) 441,710 (1) 437,050 (1) 433,020 (1) 434,061 (1) 428,661 (1) 425,915 (1) 424,927 (1) 432,649

2014

424,928 426,353 428,975 424,985 429,954 432,999 (P) 432,032            

Employment

 

2013

(1) 395,508 (1) 394,084 (1) 395,143 (1) 399,418 (1) 403,091 (1) 405,987 (1) 401,921 (1) 399,449 (1) 402,326 (1) 398,193 (1) 397,195 (1) 397,337 (1) 399,138

2014

394,740 396,353 399,829 401,622 404,105 407,062 (P) 404,474            

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 39,537 (1) 37,974 (1) 35,373 (1) 32,471 (1) 33,843 (1) 35,723 (1) 35,129 (1) 33,571 (1) 31,735 (1) 30,468 (1) 28,720 (1) 27,590 (1) 33,511

2014

30,188 30,000 29,146 23,363 25,849 25,937 (P) 27,558            

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 9.1 (1) 8.8 (1) 8.2 (1) 7.5 (1) 7.7 (1) 8.1 (1) 8.0 (1) 7.8 (1) 7.3 (1) 7.1 (1) 6.7 (1) 6.5 (1) 7.7

2014

7.1 7.0 6.8 5.5 6.0 6.0 (P) 6.4            

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(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.