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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 378,500 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 419,356 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 900 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 979 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 378,500 +900 +6,900
CPS 419,356 +979 +7,098

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 in December 2018 is at a new high of 378,500.

CPS employment in December 2018 for Allentown is at a new high of 419,356.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 378,500 900 419,356 979
November 2018 377,600 100 418,377 -107
October 2018 377,500 1,800 418,484 2,856
September 2018 375,700 1,500 415,628 -229
August 2018 374,200 -1,400 415,857 -903
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