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Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2022

373.0 377.4 379.9 384.0 385.7 386.3 383.7 383.3 387.5 391.5 392.3 394.3 384.9

2023

384.7 387.3 388.7 389.4 392.1 393.8 391.6 392.1 396.5 (p)397.2      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2022

12.8 12.7 13.1 13.9 14.2 14.5 14.4 14.4 14.3 14.0 14.1 13.6 13.8

2023

13.4 13.2 13.5 13.9 14.1 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.3 (p)14.3      

Manufacturing

2022

40.1 40.5 40.7 41.1 40.9 41.1 41.4 41.1 40.8 41.0 41.1 41.4 40.9

2023

41.0 41.2 41.1 40.9 41.0 41.5 41.6 41.4 41.1 (p)39.0      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2022

92.7 92.9 92.7 92.3 92.2 92.4 92.4 92.4 92.1 94.7 96.6 99.0 93.5

2023

95.3 95.2 94.3 93.7 94.1 94.5 93.0 92.7 92.9 (p)93.7      

Information

2022

5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3

2023

5.3 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 (p)5.4      

Financial Activities

2022

12.9 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.8 13.0 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9

2023

12.9 12.8 12.9 13.0 12.9 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.9 (p)12.9      

Professional & Business Services

2022

50.4 51.0 51.3 51.7 51.6 51.8 51.8 52.0 52.6 52.6 52.5 52.0 51.8

2023

50.7 50.8 51.4 51.9 52.0 52.2 53.2 53.7 53.7 (p)54.6      

Educational & Health Services

2022

75.9 78.0 78.7 79.7 79.2 77.8 78.0 78.2 80.5 81.5 81.8 82.4 79.3

2023

80.3 82.3 82.5 82.2 81.9 80.4 81.2 81.6 83.9 (p)85.1      

Leisure & Hospitality

2022

31.3 31.9 32.9 34.5 36.4 37.7 38.2 38.2 36.2 36.0 34.3 34.0 35.1

2023

33.4 33.3 34.1 34.7 36.8 38.6 39.0 38.8 37.5 (p)36.8      

Other Services

2022

13.7 13.8 13.8 14.0 14.2 14.6 14.4 14.3 14.2 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.2

2023

14.3 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.8 14.8 14.9 14.8 (p)14.8      

Government

2022

38.1 38.6 38.8 38.8 38.9 38.0 34.8 34.4 38.6 39.1 39.3 39.3 38.1

2023

38.1 38.9 39.2 39.4 39.5 38.8 35.7 35.9 40.0 (p)40.6      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2022

448,325 449,336 451,822 450,079 453,729 455,361 455,338 456,434 454,262 456,345 451,278 452,608 452,909

2023

454,586 455,135 454,390 449,652 453,044 456,880 456,323 (p)457,195          

Employment

2022

426,035 428,267 432,180 432,456 435,545 434,698 433,966 434,362 437,208 439,103 433,975 436,045 433,653

2023

434,214 434,274 436,878 434,942 436,356 438,325 437,934 (p)436,108          

Unemployment

2022

22,290 21,069 19,642 17,623 18,184 20,663 21,372 22,072 17,054 17,242 17,303 16,563 19,256

2023

20,372 20,861 17,512 14,710 16,688 18,555 18,389 (p)21,087          

Unemployment Rate

2022

5.0 4.7 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.5 4.7 4.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.3

2023

4.5 4.6 3.9 3.3 3.7 4.1 4.0 (p)4.6          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa.-N.J. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania and Warren County in New Jersey.