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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.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 373,900 -1,700 +3,500
CPS 415,563 -1,197 +1,993

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

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 373,900 -1,700 415,563 -1,197
July 2018 375,600 700 416,760 1,855
June 2018 374,900 800 414,905 1,051
May 2018 374,100 700 413,854 1,403
April 2018 373,400 300 412,451 411
March 2018 373,100 300 412,040 -2,355
February 2018 372,800 700 414,395 1,296
January 2018 372,100 500 413,099 841
December 2017 371,600 -1,300 412,258 -530
November 2017 372,900 1,500 412,788 -491
October 2017 371,400 300 413,279 -245
September 2017 371,100 700 413,524 -46