Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 361,900 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 402,125 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,195 (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 February 2020 at 383,700. Since then 21,800 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,000 in April 2020, Allentown has gained 54,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 427,243 for Allentown in February 2020. 25,118 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 369,798, Allentown has added 32,327 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History