Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 371,900 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 411,697 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,582 (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 November 2017 at 372,900. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 371,600 in December 2017, Allentown has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 413,453 for Allentown in February 2016. 1,756 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 403,348, Allentown has added 8,349 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History