Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 373,900 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 415,563 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 1,700 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,197 (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 July 2018 at 375,600. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 416,760 for Allentown in July 2018. 1,197 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History