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 (P) 340.3                      

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 (P) 11.5                      

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 (P) 34.3                      

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 (P) 71.6                      

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 (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 (P) 14.9                      

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 (P) 46.5                      

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 (P) 70.5                      

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 (P) 30.8                      

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 (P) 13.4                      

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 (P) 40.6                      

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) 436,631 (1) 435,178 (1) 433,325 (1) 435,881 (1) 442,097 449,230 446,770 442,162 438,781 433,045 430,003 (P) 428,180  

2014

424,928 (P) 425,518                      

Employment

 

2013

(1) 395,016 (1) 396,468 (1) 397,943 (1) 402,798 (1) 407,686 412,840 411,311 407,039 406,151 401,756 400,185 (P) 400,559  

2014

394,740 (P) 395,586                      

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 41,615 (1) 38,710 (1) 35,382 (1) 33,083 (1) 34,411 36,390 35,459 35,123 32,630 31,289 29,818 (P) 27,621  

2014

30,188 (P) 29,932                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 9.5 (1) 8.9 (1) 8.2 (1) 7.6 (1) 7.8 8.1 7.9 7.9 7.4 7.2 6.9 (P) 6.5  

2014

7.1 (P) 7.0                      

Footnotes
(1) Corrected.
(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.