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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 388,700 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 436,626 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 100 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,956 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 388,700 -100 +17,400
CPS 436,626 +1,956 +13,606

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 August 2022 at 388,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Allentown is at a new high of 436,626.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 388,700 -100 436,626 1,956
August 2022 388,800 1,100 434,670 1,580
July 2022 387,700 1,700 433,090 1,226
June 2022 386,000 2,600 431,864 1,037
May 2022 383,400 100 430,827 1,721
April 2022 383,300 0 429,106 1,103
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