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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

2023

386.7 387.2 389.4 391.7 394.3 395.0 388.9 388.2 394.4 395.4 400.3 399.8 392.6

2024

389.5 391.8 394.2 396.0 (p)401.7                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2023

13.1 13.1 13.3 14.0 14.3 14.4 14.3 14.2 14.0 14.1 13.7 13.2 13.8

2024

12.8 12.8 13.0 13.5 (p)13.9                

Manufacturing

2023

41.1 40.9 41.0 41.3 41.4 41.8 41.8 41.5 41.4 39.0 41.3 41.5 41.2

2024

41.3 41.3 41.4 41.4 (p)41.6                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2023

94.8 93.5 93.0 92.8 93.4 93.5 92.3 92.1 92.3 93.4 95.7 96.5 93.6

2024

92.6 91.6 91.8 91.5 (p)92.4                

Information

2023

5.8 5.8 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.0

2024

6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 (p)6.2                

Financial Activities

2023

13.1 13.0 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.0

2024

13.0 13.0 13.0 12.9 (p)12.9                

Professional & Business Services

2023

50.2 49.7 50.0 50.7 50.5 50.3 49.5 49.8 50.6 51.6 52.6 51.8 50.6

2024

49.8 49.6 49.9 50.5 (p)51.2                

Educational & Health Services

2023

82.0 83.9 84.3 84.5 84.1 83.3 83.0 83.4 86.2 87.6 88.5 88.2 84.9

2024

86.3 88.8 89.5 89.7 (p)90.0                

Leisure & Hospitality

2023

34.1 34.3 35.6 36.3 38.1 39.8 39.3 38.9 37.2 36.8 35.5 35.7 36.8

2024

34.9 35.2 35.7 36.6 (p)39.5                

Other Services

2023

14.0 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.4 14.4 14.5 14.4 14.3

2024

14.5 14.4 14.4 14.5 (p)14.6                

Government

2023

38.5 39.0 39.3 39.1 39.2 38.3 35.1 34.8 39.2 39.4 39.4 39.4 38.4

2024

38.2 38.9 39.3 39.2 (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

2023

(1)455,082 (1)455,938 (1)456,676 (1)454,322 (1)457,281 (1)461,235 (1)458,492 (1)459,612 (1)458,535 (1)461,446 (1)464,788 (1)458,908 (1)458,526

2024

459,191 464,061 466,032 462,597 (p)465,664                

Employment

2023

(1)436,764 (1)436,985 (1)440,038 (1)440,392 (1)441,963 (1)443,643 (1)440,370 (1)439,314 (1)442,953 (1)445,490 (1)449,646 (1)444,142 (1)441,808

2024

441,209 445,463 449,225 448,466 (p)450,007                

Unemployment

2023

(1)18,318 (1)18,953 (1)16,638 (1)13,930 (1)15,318 (1)17,592 (1)18,122 (1)20,298 (1)15,582 (1)15,956 (1)15,142 (1)14,766 (1)16,718

2024

17,982 18,598 16,807 14,131 (p)15,657                

Unemployment Rate

2023

(1)4.0 (1)4.2 (1)3.6 (1)3.1 (1)3.3 (1)3.8 (1)4.0 (1)4.4 (1)3.4 (1)3.5 (1)3.3 (1)3.2 (1)3.6

2024

3.9 4.0 3.6 3.1 (p)3.4                

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 19, 2024.
(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.