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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

2021

357.2 359.8 363.5 365.5 369.1 370.1 369.1 368.7 372.9 382.0 384.4 385.2 370.6

2022

372.5 376.6 379.7 (p)381.7                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

12.2 11.8 12.4 13.2 13.5 13.7 14.2 14.2 14.1 14.2 13.9 13.6 13.4

2022

13.2 13.1 13.4 (p)14.0                  

Manufacturing

2021

38.3 38.6 39.0 38.4 39.0 39.4 39.7 39.7 39.5 40.0 40.2 40.5 39.4

2022

40.4 40.7 40.9 (p)41.0                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

90.0 88.5 88.3 87.3 87.2 87.6 88.1 88.2 89.4 92.0 95.4 97.4 90.0

2022

93.8 93.3 92.9 (p)92.8                  

Information

2021

4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.4

2022

5.6 5.6 5.6 (p)5.7                  

Financial Activities

2021

13.4 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.7 13.6 13.4 13.3 13.4 13.4 13.5

2022

13.7 13.8 13.8 (p)14.0                  

Professional & Business Services

2021

47.7 48.2 48.2 48.9 49.2 49.3 49.7 49.7 49.7 52.0 52.7 52.6 49.8

2022

49.2 49.8 50.1 (p)50.6                  

Educational & Health Services

2021

74.1 75.8 77.1 77.7 77.1 75.9 75.3 74.7 76.0 78.0 77.6 76.0 76.3

2022

73.0 75.2 75.9 (p)75.7                  

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

26.8 27.7 28.6 29.8 32.3 33.6 34.4 34.5 32.9 33.4 32.0 32.6 31.6

2022

31.7 32.3 33.8 (p)34.6                  

Other Services

2021

12.8 12.8 13.0 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.9 13.8 13.9 13.5

2022

13.8 13.9 13.9 (p)13.9                  

Government

2021

37.0 38.0 38.4 38.4 38.7 38.1 34.7 34.8 38.4 39.4 39.6 39.4 37.9

2022

38.1 38.9 39.4 (p)39.4                  

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

2021

(1)446,639 (1)448,807 (1)447,261 (1)444,603 (1)447,915 (1)452,528 (1)453,293 (1)448,358 (1)446,062 (1)452,282 (1)451,042 (1)447,351 (1)448,846

2022

448,390 447,979 (p)452,103                    

Employment

2021

(1)413,083 (1)415,292 (1)415,906 (1)415,135 (1)417,954 (1)420,177 (1)421,424 (1)418,996 (1)421,479 (1)428,501 (1)429,568 (1)428,287 (1)420,484

2022

423,897 426,291 (p)431,908                    

Unemployment

2021

(1)33,556 (1)33,515 (1)31,355 (1)29,468 (1)29,961 (1)32,351 (1)31,869 (1)29,362 (1)24,583 (1)23,781 (1)21,474 (1)19,064 (1)28,362

2022

24,493 21,688 (p)20,195                    

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)7.5 (1)7.5 (1)7.0 (1)6.6 (1)6.7 (1)7.1 (1)7.0 (1)6.5 (1)5.5 (1)5.3 (1)4.8 (1)4.3 (1)6.3

2022

5.5 4.8 (p)4.5                    

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(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.