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

341.4 341.1 345.7 348.5 353.0 353.3 347.2 (P) 346.4          

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 13.4 (P) 13.1          

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 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 73.9 (P) 73.5          

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 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 15.1 (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 48.2 (P) 47.9          

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 68.1 (P) 67.6          

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 37.8 (P) 37.3          

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 13.9 (P) 13.8          

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 35.6 (P) 36.8          

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

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

2014

424,928 426,353 428,975 424,985 429,954 432,999 431,941 (P) 428,567          

Employment

 

2013

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

2014

394,740 396,353 399,829 401,622 404,105 407,062 404,345 (P) 401,286          

Unemployment

 

2013

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

2014

30,188 30,000 29,146 23,363 25,849 25,937 27,596 (P) 27,281          

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

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

2014

7.1 7.0 6.8 5.5 6.0 6.0 6.4 (P) 6.4          

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.