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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

2021

357.2 359.8 363.5 365.5 369.1 370.1 369.1 368.7 372.9 382.0 384.4 385.2 370.6

2022

372.5 376.6 379.7 381.7 385.4 389.2 387.5 (p)387.1          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

12.2 11.8 12.4 13.2 13.5 13.7 14.2 14.2 14.1 14.2 13.9 13.6 13.4

2022

13.2 13.1 13.4 14.0 14.4 14.9 14.9 (p)14.7          

Manufacturing

2021

38.3 38.6 39.0 38.4 39.0 39.4 39.7 39.7 39.5 40.0 40.2 40.5 39.4

2022

40.4 40.7 40.9 41.0 41.0 41.4 41.5 (p)41.3          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

90.0 88.5 88.3 87.3 87.2 87.6 88.1 88.2 89.4 92.0 95.4 97.4 90.0

2022

93.8 93.3 92.9 92.6 93.7 94.0 94.2 (p)94.2          

Information

2021

4.9 4.9 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.4

2022

5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 (p)5.7          

Financial Activities

2021

13.4 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.7 13.6 13.4 13.3 13.4 13.4 13.5

2022

13.7 13.8 13.8 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1 (p)14.1          

Professional & Business Services

2021

47.7 48.2 48.2 48.9 49.2 49.3 49.7 49.7 49.7 52.0 52.7 52.6 49.8

2022

49.2 49.8 50.1 50.6 50.8 50.8 51.2 (p)51.3          

Educational & Health Services

2021

74.1 75.8 77.1 77.7 77.1 75.9 75.3 74.7 76.0 78.0 77.6 76.0 76.3

2022

73.0 75.2 75.9 75.7 75.0 73.9 74.2 (p)74.5          

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

26.8 27.7 28.6 29.8 32.3 33.6 34.4 34.5 32.9 33.4 32.0 32.6 31.6

2022

31.7 32.3 33.8 34.8 37.0 41.2 42.2 (p)41.8          

Other Services

2021

12.8 12.8 13.0 13.2 13.4 13.6 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.9 13.8 13.9 13.5

2022

13.8 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.2 14.3 14.4 (p)14.3          

Government

2021

37.0 38.0 38.4 38.4 38.7 38.1 34.7 34.8 38.4 39.4 39.6 39.4 37.9

2022

38.1 38.9 39.4 39.4 39.5 38.9 35.1 (p)35.2          

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

2021

446,639 448,807 447,261 444,603 447,915 452,528 453,293 448,358 446,062 452,282 451,042 447,351 448,846

2022

448,390 447,979 452,008 448,532 454,954 456,751 458,278 459,917 (p)458,441        

Employment

2021

413,083 415,292 415,906 415,135 417,954 420,177 421,424 418,996 421,479 428,501 429,568 428,287 420,484

2022

423,897 426,291 431,780 430,107 437,031 436,621 437,872 439,087 (p)443,287        

Unemployment

2021

33,556 33,515 31,355 29,468 29,961 32,351 31,869 29,362 24,583 23,781 21,474 19,064 28,362

2022

24,493 21,688 20,228 18,425 17,923 20,130 20,406 20,830 (p)15,154        

Unemployment Rate

2021

7.5 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.7 7.1 7.0 6.5 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.3 6.3

2022

5.5 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.5 (p)3.3        

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.