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 (P) 348.2                      

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 (P) 12.3                      

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 (P) 35.6                      

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 (P) 73.3                      

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 (P) 6.1                      

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 (P) 15.1                      

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 (P) 47.2                      

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 (P) 72.0                      

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 (P) 33.6                      

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 (P) 13.2                      

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 (P) 39.8                      

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

(1) 424,220 (1) 424,177 (1) 428,066 (1) 423,573 (1) 430,092 (1) 433,329 (1) 432,868 (1) 428,675 (1) 425,910 (1) 427,197 (1) 423,220 (1) 422,108  

2015

(P) 422,811                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 394,095 (1) 393,764 (1) 398,413 (1) 399,149 (1) 403,251 (1) 406,494 (1) 404,140 (1) 401,622 (1) 402,982 (1) 404,869 (1) 401,433 (1) 401,651  

2015

(P) 397,057                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 30,125 (1) 30,413 (1) 29,653 (1) 24,424 (1) 26,841 (1) 26,835 (1) 28,728 (1) 27,053 (1) 22,928 (1) 22,328 (1) 21,787 (1) 20,457  

2015

(P) 25,754                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 7.1 (1) 7.2 (1) 6.9 (1) 5.8 (1) 6.2 (1) 6.2 (1) 6.6 (1) 6.3 (1) 5.4 (1) 5.2 (1) 5.1 (1) 4.8  

2015

(P) 6.1                        

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(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.