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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 383,500 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 429,152 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,149 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 383,500 +200 +17,200
CPS 429,152 +1,149 +11,030

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 384,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 308,100 in April 2020, Allentown has gained 75,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 430,923 for Allentown in December 2019. 1,771 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 357,079, Allentown has added 72,073 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 383,500 200 429,152 1,149
March 2022 383,300 1,200 428,003 1,775
February 2022 382,100 2,000 426,228 1,216
January 2022 380,100 -600 425,012 926
December 2021 380,700 1,100 424,086 -84
November 2021 379,600 800 424,170 172
October 2021 378,800 7,500 423,998 978
September 2021 371,300 -600 423,020 1,298
August 2021 371,900 2,000 421,722 1,279
July 2021 369,900 1,900 420,443 1,068
June 2021 368,000 900 419,375 684
May 2021 367,100 800 418,691 569