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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 371,900 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 411,697 employed persons for the month. Allentown lost 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,582 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 371,900 -200 +2,500
CPS 411,697 +1,582 +1,719

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 371,600 in December 2017, Allentown has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 413,453 for Allentown in February 2016. 1,756 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 403,348, Allentown has added 8,349 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 371,900 -200 411,697 1,582
January 2018 372,100 500 410,115 6,767
December 2017 371,600 -1,300 403,348 -2,808
November 2017 372,900 1,500 406,156 -181
October 2017 371,400 300 406,337 -541
September 2017 371,100 700 406,878 55
August 2017 370,400 400 406,823 -1,740
July 2017 370,000 200 408,563 -362
June 2017 369,800 400 408,925 -224
May 2017 369,400 300 409,149 -787
April 2017 369,100 300 409,936 780
March 2017 368,800 -600 409,156 -822