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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

2019

374.0 374.8 377.2 379.6 383.0 382.5 377.9 378.2 381.6 386.5 388.5 387.3 380.9

2020

377.3 378.0 377.7 322.1 (p)331.6                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

13.0 12.8 13.0 13.8 14.2 14.3 14.2 14.2 13.9 13.8 13.5 13.2 13.7

2020

12.5 12.2 12.5 8.5 (p)11.0                

Manufacturing

2019

39.2 39.4 39.6 39.7 39.7 40.1 40.2 39.8 39.8 39.7 39.6 39.8 39.7

2020

39.1 39.3 39.4 35.0 (p)36.6                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

86.6 85.0 85.1 84.9 85.4 85.7 86.1 86.3 86.4 87.5 90.3 90.4 86.6

2020

86.0 85.7 85.3 75.1 (p)78.9                

Information

2019

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3

2020

5.3 5.3 5.3 4.7 (p)4.5                

Financial Activities

2019

13.7 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.9 14.1 14.2 14.2 14.0 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0

2020

13.8 13.8 13.3 13.0 (p)13.0                

Professional & Business Services

2019

48.1 48.0 47.7 48.5 49.1 48.8 49.6 49.6 49.3 49.8 49.9 49.2 49.0

2020

48.3 47.3 47.2 41.9 (p)41.8                

Educational & Health Services

2019

77.5 79.5 80.5 80.5 80.0 77.6 76.9 77.2 79.2 81.7 82.1 81.5 79.5

2020

80.5 82.4 82.7 77.1 (p)76.0                

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

35.8 35.6 36.6 37.4 39.4 40.8 40.6 40.5 38.6 38.6 37.4 37.9 38.3

2020

36.7 36.2 35.8 17.4 (p)20.0                

Other Services

2019

14.3 14.4 14.4 14.5 14.7 15.0 14.8 14.9 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.7

2020

14.6 14.6 14.7 9.7 (p)9.9                

Government

2019

40.5 41.1 41.2 41.2 41.3 40.7 35.9 36.0 40.3 41.2 41.5 41.3 40.2

2020

40.5 41.2 41.5 39.7 (p)39.9                

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

2019

(1)439,677 (1)439,745 (1)439,923 (1)436,973 (1)440,949 (1)444,700 (1)446,877 (1)444,342 (1)443,189 (1)448,697 (1)449,086 (1)448,501 (1)443,555

2020

446,366 447,234 444,708 441,308 (p)442,184                

Employment

2019

(1)419,010 (1)419,578 (1)420,360 (1)420,810 (1)423,017 (1)425,348 (1)425,081 (1)422,882 (1)424,500 (1)429,136 (1)430,184 (1)428,188 (1)424,008

2020

424,062 425,085 419,499 369,973 (p)382,626                

Unemployment

2019

(1)20,667 (1)20,167 (1)19,563 (1)16,163 (1)17,932 (1)19,352 (1)21,796 (1)21,460 (1)18,689 (1)19,561 (1)18,902 (1)20,313 (1)19,547

2020

22,304 22,149 25,209 71,335 (p)59,558                

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)4.7 (1)4.6 (1)4.4 (1)3.7 (1)4.1 (1)4.4 (1)4.9 (1)4.8 (1)4.2 (1)4.4 (1)4.2 (1)4.5 (1)4.4

2020

5.0 5.0 5.7 16.2 (p)13.5                

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(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.