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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 372,800 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in March 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 411,990 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 0 jobs in March 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,405 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 372,800 0 +4,000
CPS 411,990 -2,405 -3,152

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 100 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 371,600 in December 2017, Allentown has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 415,299 for Allentown in February 2017. 3,309 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2018 372,800 0 411,990 -2,405
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
August 2017 370,400 400 413,570 -193
July 2017 370,000 200 413,763 -264
June 2017 369,800 400 414,027 -286
May 2017 369,400 300 414,313 -459
April 2017 369,100 300 414,772 -370