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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 365,200 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 405,855 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 1,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 482 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 365,200 +1,000 +2,100
CPS 405,855 -482 -3,671

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 361,800 in August 2017, Allentown has gained 3,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 413,453 for Allentown in February 2016. 7,598 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 365,200 1,000 405,855 -482
October 2017 364,200 300 406,337 -541
September 2017 363,900 2,100 406,878 55
August 2017 361,800 -1,500 406,823 -1,740
July 2017 363,300 400 408,563 -362
June 2017 362,900 -400 408,925 -224
May 2017 363,300 -100 409,149 -787
April 2017 363,400 1,000 409,936 780
March 2017 362,400 -1,900 409,156 -822
February 2017 364,300 1,500 409,978 469
January 2017 362,800 -100 409,509 705
December 2016 362,900 -200 408,804 -722