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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

356.0 355.9 358.3 360.2 365.8 366.7 361.3 (p)361.9          

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 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 (p)13.6          

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 38.0 38.4 39.2 39.2 (p)39.2          

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 86.5 87.2 88.0 86.6 (p)86.9          

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 4.7 4.7 4.9 4.9 (p)5.0          

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 13.1 13.3 13.2 13.4 (p)13.4          

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 45.9 46.3 46.5 46.5 (p)46.8          

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 76.3 76.1 73.8 72.8 (p)75.1          

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 30.5 34.4 35.1 36.1 (p)34.2          

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 12.8 13.0 13.2 13.2 (p)13.2          

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 38.8 38.7 39.0 34.7 (p)34.5          

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

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

2021

432,697 435,581 434,541 429,798 432,755 438,668 437,331 (p)434,839          

Employment

2020

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

2021

399,165 401,167 402,879 401,935 407,023 409,359 407,073 (p)405,610          

Unemployment

2020

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

2021

33,532 34,414 31,662 27,863 25,732 29,309 30,258 (p)29,229          

Unemployment Rate

2020

4.9 4.9 5.5 16.8 14.4 14.2 13.5 10.4 7.0 6.3 6.6 6.6 9.2

2021

7.7 7.9 7.3 6.5 5.9 6.7 6.9 (p)6.7          

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.