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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

2020

378.0 378.9 377.2 307.0 324.8 336.6 344.3 346.0 353.8 358.6 365.3 364.9 353.0

2021

356.0 355.9 358.3 (p)360.1                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

12.5 12.5 12.7 7.6 11.9 12.8 13.2 13.3 13.3 13.5 13.2 12.9 12.5

2021

12.2 12.1 12.6 (p)13.5                  

Manufacturing

2020

39.6 39.7 39.5 33.6 35.6 37.4 37.4 37.5 37.8 37.8 37.9 38.3 37.7

2021

38.0 37.8 38.2 (p)38.3                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

88.3 87.0 86.6 73.1 77.8 82.4 83.8 83.9 85.0 87.2 92.0 93.7 85.1

2021

89.0 87.3 87.1 (p)86.3                  

Information

2020

5.2 5.2 5.2 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8

2021

4.6 4.6 4.6 (p)4.7                  

Financial Activities

2020

13.7 13.8 13.8 12.9 12.9 13.1 13.3 13.4 13.3 13.1 13.2 13.2 13.3

2021

13.1 13.2 13.1 (p)13.1                  

Professional & Business Services

2020

48.5 48.2 48.1 43.2 45.0 45.7 46.1 45.1 45.1 46.0 47.2 46.8 46.3

2021

46.1 46.1 46.1 (p)46.0                  

Educational & Health Services

2020

79.2 80.9 80.7 68.4 69.4 70.5 71.4 72.4 74.5 76.1 76.7 76.0 74.7

2021

74.5 75.4 76.4 (p)76.3                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

36.4 36.3 35.2 16.3 19.9 22.4 28.8 29.6 29.1 28.6 29.2 28.2 28.3

2021

28.4 28.7 29.1 (p)30.3                  

Other Services

2020

14.5 14.4 14.3 8.9 9.9 10.7 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.3

2021

12.5 12.6 12.7 (p)12.8                  

Government

2020

40.1 40.9 41.1 38.4 37.7 36.9 33.2 33.6 38.4 39.0 38.6 38.5 38.0

2021

37.6 38.1 38.4 (p)38.8                  

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

2020

(1)446,171 (1)446,791 (1)443,038 (1)425,143 (1)437,523 (1)441,076 (1)445,376 (1)430,725 (1)431,195 (1)431,758 (1)437,200 (1)434,896 (1)437,574

2021

432,697 435,581 434,541 (p)428,715                  

Employment

2020

(1)424,457 (1)425,026 (1)418,680 (1)353,852 (1)374,595 (1)378,493 (1)385,304 (1)386,029 (1)401,133 (1)404,489 (1)408,284 (1)406,276 (1)397,218

2021

399,165 401,167 402,879 (p)401,672                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)21,714 (1)21,765 (1)24,358 (1)71,291 (1)62,928 (1)62,583 (1)60,072 (1)44,696 (1)30,062 (1)27,269 (1)28,916 (1)28,620 (1)40,356

2021

33,532 34,414 31,662 (p)27,043                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)4.9 (1)4.9 (1)5.5 (1)16.8 (1)14.4 (1)14.2 (1)13.5 (1)10.4 (1)7.0 (1)6.3 (1)6.6 (1)6.6 (1)9.2

2021

7.7 7.9 7.3 (p)6.3                  

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(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.