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

 

2015

349.2 349.0 351.1 355.9 361.2 360.9 354.6 355.3 360.5 361.9 360.7 360.6 356.7

2016

352.5 351.7 354.9 (P) 358.1                  

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

11.6 11.1 11.5 12.6 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.5 13.4 13.0 12.3 12.7

2016

11.5 11.1 11.8 (P) 12.4                  

Manufacturing

 

2015

35.7 35.7 35.9 35.9 36.2 36.5 36.5 36.5 36.1 36.4 36.4 36.5 36.2

2016

36.4 36.3 36.3 (P) 36.3                  

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

75.7 74.6 75.2 75.6 77.0 77.6 77.5 77.7 77.7 78.8 80.6 81.8 77.5

2016

79.2 78.4 78.5 (P) 78.0                  

Information

 

2015

6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1

2016

6.1 6.1 6.1 (P) 6.1                  

Financial Activities

 

2015

15.0 14.9 15.0 14.9 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.3 15.1 15.0 15.1 14.9 15.1

2016

14.8 14.7 14.8 (P) 14.9                  

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

48.6 47.8 47.5 47.9 48.0 48.1 47.7 48.3 48.5 49.0 47.9 47.4 48.1

2016

47.3 47.0 46.3 (P) 47.5                  

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

71.3 72.9 73.3 74.3 73.7 72.0 71.1 70.7 73.4 74.1 74.9 74.7 73.0

2016

71.6 72.6 73.2 (P) 74.6                  

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

32.5 32.4 33.0 34.7 37.1 38.5 38.1 38.1 37.1 35.5 32.7 33.0 35.2

2016

33.1 32.3 34.3 (P) 34.6                  

Other Services

 

2015

13.5 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.8 13.9 13.8 13.7 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6

2016

13.4 13.4 13.5 (P) 13.5                  

Government

 

2015

39.3 40.1 40.1 40.3 40.7 39.4 35.0 35.2 39.5 40.0 40.4 40.3 39.2

2016

39.1 39.8 40.1 (P) 40.2                  

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

 

2015

(R) 427,685 (R) 425,632 (R) 425,953 (R) 427,345 (R) 433,798 (R) 434,873 (R) 434,733 (R) 430,898 (R) 429,578 (R) 429,487 (R) 428,434 (R) 428,387 (R) 429,733

2016

429,065 429,128 (P) 430,239                    

Employment

 

2015

(R) 400,872 (R) 399,847 (R) 401,174 (R) 405,804 (R) 409,700 (R) 411,037 (R) 409,420 (R) 408,120 (R) 409,531 (R) 410,399 (R) 410,193 (R) 411,508 (R) 407,300

2016

407,566 406,838 (P) 406,853                    

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 26,813 (R) 25,785 (R) 24,779 (R) 21,541 (R) 24,098 (R) 23,836 (R) 25,313 (R) 22,778 (R) 20,047 (R) 19,088 (R) 18,241 (R) 16,879 (R) 22,433

2016

21,499 22,290 (P) 23,386                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 6.3 (R) 6.1 (R) 5.8 (R) 5.0 (R) 5.6 (R) 5.5 (R) 5.8 (R) 5.3 (R) 4.7 (R) 4.4 (R) 4.3 (R) 3.9 (R) 5.2

2016

5.0 5.2 (P) 5.4                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(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.