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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 384,200 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 425,619 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 400 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 913 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 384,200 -400 +5,300
CPS 425,619 +913 +7,472

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 2019 at 385,600. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in January 2020 for Allentown is at a new high of 425,619.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 384,200 -400 425,619 913
December 2019 384,600 -1,000 424,706 611
November 2019 385,600 3,100 424,095 1,063
October 2019 382,500 1,400 423,032 1,024
September 2019 381,100 -800 422,008 560
August 2019 381,900 800 421,448 492
July 2019 381,100 1,300 420,956 263
June 2019 379,800 0 420,693 258
May 2019 379,800 300 420,435 260
April 2019 379,500 -700 420,175 367
March 2019 380,200 1,100 419,808 680
February 2019 379,100 200 419,128 981