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

 

2014

343.6 342.9 346.3 352.2 356.8 357.2 349.0 349.6 354.7 357.6 356.5 357.7 352.0

2015

347.8 348.5 351.2 355.3 359.5 (P) 361.0              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

11.6 11.3 11.7 13.0 13.6 13.9 13.8 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.5 12.8 13.1

2015

12.3 12.3 12.6 13.4 14.2 (P) 14.3              

Manufacturing

 

2014

34.7 34.5 34.9 35.1 35.3 35.7 35.9 35.7 35.5 35.5 35.6 35.8 35.4

2015

35.7 35.6 35.6 35.6 35.7 (P) 35.7              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

72.8 71.7 72.5 73.0 73.7 74.3 73.8 74.1 74.5 75.5 76.8 77.8 74.2

2015

75.1 73.4 74.0 75.5 75.3 (P) 75.9              

Information

 

2014

6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2

2015

6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 (P) 6.3              

Financial Activities

 

2014

14.5 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.9 15.1 15.2 15.1 14.9 15.1 15.3 15.2 14.9

2015

15.2 15.1 14.9 14.8 14.8 (P) 14.9              

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

48.1 47.2 47.1 48.7 49.1 49.2 48.4 49.0 49.1 49.6 48.3 49.3 48.6

2015

46.9 47.3 47.7 47.6 48.3 (P) 49.2              

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

69.9 71.6 72.2 72.9 72.5 70.9 69.8 69.5 71.8 72.6 72.7 72.3 71.6

2015

70.7 71.9 72.1 72.5 71.8 (P) 70.3              

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

32.2 31.9 32.7 34.1 36.5 37.6 37.2 37.5 35.8 35.7 34.2 34.4 35.0

2015

33.5 33.8 35.0 36.1 39.2 (P) 41.2              

Other Services

 

2014

13.4 13.3 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.7 13.7 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.5

2015

13.2 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 (P) 13.6              

Government

 

2014

40.3 40.7 40.9 40.9 41.2 40.4 34.9 34.7 39.6 40.2 40.5 40.5 39.6

2015

39.1 39.8 39.8 40.2 40.5 (P) 39.6              

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

 

2014

422,526 421,852 424,488 423,594 428,998 432,121 430,507 426,653 423,877 426,177 423,491 422,626 425,576

2015

422,057 421,591 422,105 423,723 429,175 (P) 432,273              

Employment

 

2014

392,534 391,480 395,034 399,366 402,338 405,458 401,926 399,692 401,049 403,985 401,728 402,261 399,738

2015

396,064 396,079 397,457 402,521 405,330 (P) 408,537              

Unemployment

 

2014

29,992 30,372 29,454 24,228 26,660 26,663 28,581 26,961 22,828 22,192 21,763 20,365 25,838

2015

25,993 25,512 24,648 21,202 23,845 (P) 23,736              

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

7.1 7.2 6.9 5.7 6.2 6.2 6.6 6.3 5.4 5.2 5.1 4.8 6.1

2015

6.2 6.1 5.8 5.0 5.6 (P) 5.5              

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.