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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 355,700 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 406,170 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 1,700 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,548 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 355,700 -1,700 -3,500
CPS 406,170 -1,548 -3,292

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Allentown as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Allentown, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Allentown peaked in January 2016 at 359,800. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 411,779 for Allentown in February 2016. 5,609 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 355,700 -1,700 406,170 -1,548
October 2016 357,400 -300 407,718 -1,777
September 2016 357,700 -1,200 409,495 -682
August 2016 358,900 1,400 410,177 -81
July 2016 357,500 1,200 410,258 277
June 2016 356,300 -100 409,981 322
May 2016 356,400 -1,100 409,659 199
April 2016 357,500 -800 409,460 -1,942
March 2016 358,300 -300 411,402 -377
February 2016 358,600 -1,200 411,779 473
January 2016 359,800 700 411,306 1,345
December 2015 359,100 -100 409,961 499