Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 363,800 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 408,609 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 1,000 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 906 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 September 2016 at 366,200. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 362,800 in January 2017, Allentown has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 411,779 for Allentown in February 2016. 3,170 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 404,873, Allentown has added 3,736 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History