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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 376,000 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 421,133 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 700 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 440 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 376,000 +700 +1,800
CPS 421,133 +440 +4,908

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 October 2018 at 377,100. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 375,300 in June 2019, Allentown has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Allentown is at a new high of 421,133.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 376,000 700 421,133 440
June 2019 375,300 -200 420,693 258
May 2019 375,500 -400 420,435 260
April 2019 375,900 -600 420,175 367
March 2019 376,500 500 419,808 680
February 2019 376,000 400 419,128 981
January 2019 375,600 -1,500 418,147 610
December 2018 377,100 0 417,537 -40
November 2018 377,100 0 417,577 43
October 2018 377,100 3,000 417,534 363
September 2018 374,100 -300 417,171 489
August 2018 374,400 200 416,682 457