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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 371,500 jobs in Allentown, Pennsylvania in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 412,631 employed persons for the month. Allentown added 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 162 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Allentown job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 371,500 +500 +10,100
CPS 412,631 +162 +8,151

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 12,200 jobs have been lost in Allentown according to the employer survey. From a trough of 307,000 in April 2020, Allentown has gained 64,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 427,757 for Allentown in February 2020. 15,126 jobs have been lost in Allentown since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 353,996, Allentown has added 58,635 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Allentown, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 371,500 500 412,631 162
October 2021 371,000 4,100 412,469 6,394
September 2021 366,900 3,300 406,075 18
August 2021 363,600 1,200 406,057 -382
July 2021 362,400 300 406,439 -237
June 2021 362,100 300 406,676 -191
May 2021 361,800 300 406,867 -48
April 2021 361,500 -600 406,915 -476
March 2021 362,100 800 407,391 169
February 2021 361,300 -1,000 407,222 529
January 2021 362,300 900 406,693 624
December 2020 361,400 0 406,069 1,589