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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

2018

366.9 369.0 369.9 373.9 377.2 377.1 371.5 371.4 375.6 380.8 379.3 378.8 374.3

2019

368.0 370.8 372.3 375.7 379.7 380.8 376.0 376.6 378.5 383.2 385.4 (p)383.3  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

12.3 12.3 12.6 13.2 13.7 14.1 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.3 13.8 13.7

2019

13.1 12.9 13.3 14.0 14.4 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.6 14.4 14.2 (p)13.7  

Manufacturing

2018

37.8 37.8 37.9 38.2 38.3 38.8 38.9 38.7 38.5 38.5 38.3 38.6 38.4

2019

38.2 38.3 38.5 38.8 38.8 39.2 39.2 39.1 38.8 38.9 38.9 (p)38.9  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

84.6 83.5 83.5 84.0 84.6 85.0 84.5 84.6 84.9 86.0 87.5 87.2 85.0

2019

84.4 83.8 83.8 84.0 84.3 84.4 84.9 84.5 85.3 86.3 89.0 (p)88.6  

Information

2018

5.3 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.4

2019

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 (p)5.4  

Financial Activities

2018

13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 13.9 14.0 14.1 14.0 13.8 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.0

2019

13.9 14.0 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.8 13.9 (p)13.7  

Professional & Business Services

2018

48.4 48.1 47.4 48.4 48.6 48.8 48.2 47.9 48.2 48.9 48.2 47.4 48.2

2019

46.0 47.0 46.2 47.4 47.9 48.8 48.8 49.0 48.8 49.3 49.0 (p)48.6  

Educational & Health Services

2018

75.5 77.9 78.5 78.8 78.2 75.6 75.2 75.7 78.0 79.8 79.3 79.1 77.6

2019

76.4 78.2 78.9 79.2 79.0 76.9 76.9 77.4 77.5 79.7 80.1 (p)79.6  

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

35.7 35.6 36.1 37.1 39.1 40.4 40.2 40.2 37.8 38.1 36.5 37.8 37.9

2019

36.5 36.1 37.0 37.5 39.9 42.1 41.1 41.4 39.6 39.9 39.1 (p)39.2  

Other Services

2018

14.1 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.5 14.8 14.8 14.6 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4

2019

14.3 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.7 14.9 14.8 14.8 14.5 14.5 14.5 (p)14.5  

Government

2018

39.4 40.5 40.5 40.7 40.9 40.2 35.7 35.7 40.1 41.0 41.3 41.1 39.8

2019

39.9 40.9 41.1 41.2 41.5 40.3 36.1 36.4 40.3 41.1 41.4 (p)41.1  

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

2018

432,566 434,648 433,246 433,371 435,472 440,019 440,569 435,035 434,215 439,216 436,483 436,212 435,921

2019

434,927 437,735 436,888 434,327 438,676 442,447 444,848 443,358 441,676 447,869 (p)447,560    

Employment

2018

410,509 412,295 412,588 415,090 417,560 419,160 418,924 414,021 416,173 421,405 419,964 419,029 416,393

2019

415,641 418,318 418,678 419,503 421,808 424,861 424,595 423,287 424,050 428,594 (p)429,105    

Unemployment

2018

22,057 22,353 20,658 18,281 17,912 20,859 21,645 21,014 18,042 17,811 16,519 17,183 19,528

2019

19,286 19,417 18,210 14,824 16,868 17,586 20,253 20,071 17,626 19,275 (p)18,455    

Unemployment Rate

2018

5.1 5.1 4.8 4.2 4.1 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.9 4.5

2019

4.4 4.4 4.2 3.4 3.8 4.0 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.3 (p)4.1    

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.