Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 362,600 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 406,615 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 61 (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 February 2020 at 383,700. Since then 21,100 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,000 in April 2020, Allentown has gained 55,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 427,757 for Allentown in February 2020. 21,142 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 353,996, Allentown has added 52,619 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History