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

2016

356.5 357.3 360.8 364.3 367.5 367.5 362.3 361.6 366.6 366.9 364.7 364.3 363.4

2017

355.7 358.3 358.7 363.0 366.9 368.6 363.9 362.4 365.4 367.0 (p)366.5    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

12.2 11.8 12.3 13.2 13.5 13.8 14.0 14.0 13.8 13.9 13.5 12.8 13.2

2017

12.1 11.9 12.4 13.2 13.7 14.0 14.1 14.2 13.9 13.8 (p)13.6    

Manufacturing

2016

36.1 36.1 36.1 36.2 36.5 36.8 36.8 36.8 36.1 36.1 35.9 36.1 36.3

2017

35.9 36.0 36.2 36.2 36.2 36.5 36.7 36.6 36.3 35.9 (p)35.9    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

78.3 77.6 78.2 78.9 79.9 80.3 79.8 80.3 80.5 81.5 83.1 84.4 80.2

2017

82.3 82.3 82.0 83.1 83.5 83.5 83.9 83.7 84.3 84.7 (p)86.5    

Information

2016

5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 5.9 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.1

2017

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 (p)6.0    

Financial Activities

2016

14.6 14.5 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.7

2017

14.9 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.1 14.9 14.9 (p)15.0    

Professional & Business Services

2016

48.8 47.9 47.8 49.2 49.1 49.4 49.8 50.0 50.5 49.9 49.0 48.7 49.2

2017

45.2 44.8 44.3 44.5 44.9 45.5 45.7 45.5 45.9 46.0 (p)45.5    

Educational & Health Services

2016

72.6 74.4 75.3 75.6 74.9 72.8 71.7 71.1 73.7 74.8 74.8 74.3 73.8

2017

72.5 74.5 74.7 74.8 74.6 72.0 71.5 70.8 72.7 74.3 (p)75.0    

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

35.0 35.2 36.3 36.2 38.3 39.6 39.7 39.8 38.2 36.1 33.3 33.0 36.7

2017

34.3 34.2 34.2 36.0 38.3 42.0 41.8 41.6 38.9 38.1 (p)35.6    

Other Services

2016

13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 14.1 14.2 13.8 13.8 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.8

2017

13.4 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.8 13.9 13.8 13.7 13.4 13.5 (p)13.5    

Government

2016

39.2 40.1 40.4 40.4 40.6 39.6 35.7 34.9 39.5 40.1 40.5 40.4 39.3

2017

39.1 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.9 39.9 35.2 35.1 39.0 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

2016

432,597 433,845 436,143 434,184 437,748 440,675 441,404 437,498 437,378 433,434 429,581 427,239 435,144

2017

426,795 428,081 428,078 429,684 433,357 435,286 435,293 429,340 427,105 425,095 (p)424,385    

Employment

2016

409,307 410,023 411,955 412,257 415,583 416,931 416,015 412,168 413,638 411,261 409,321 407,688 412,179

2017

404,435 405,113 406,012 409,477 410,799 413,448 411,998 406,823 407,645 406,658 (p)405,545    

Unemployment

2016

23,290 23,822 24,188 21,927 22,165 23,744 25,389 25,330 23,740 22,173 20,260 19,551 22,965

2017

22,360 22,968 22,066 20,207 22,558 21,838 23,295 22,517 19,460 18,437 (p)18,840    

Unemployment Rate

2016

5.4 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.8 5.8 5.4 5.1 4.7 4.6 5.3

2017

5.2 5.4 5.2 4.7 5.2 5.0 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.3 (p)4.4    

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.