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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

2019

374.0 374.8 377.2 379.6 383.0 382.5 377.9 378.2 381.6 386.5 388.5 387.3 380.9

2020

377.3 (p)378.1                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

13.0 12.8 13.0 13.8 14.2 14.3 14.2 14.2 13.9 13.8 13.5 13.2 13.7

2020

12.5 (p)12.2                      

Manufacturing

2019

39.2 39.4 39.6 39.7 39.7 40.1 40.2 39.8 39.8 39.7 39.6 39.8 39.7

2020

39.1 (p)39.1                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

86.6 85.0 85.1 84.9 85.4 85.7 86.1 86.3 86.4 87.5 90.3 90.4 86.6

2020

86.0 (p)85.9                      

Information

2019

5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3

2020

5.3 (p)5.3                      

Financial Activities

2019

13.7 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.9 14.1 14.2 14.2 14.0 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0

2020

13.8 (p)13.8                      

Professional & Business Services

2019

48.1 48.0 47.7 48.5 49.1 48.8 49.6 49.6 49.3 49.8 49.9 49.2 49.0

2020

48.3 (p)47.3                      

Educational & Health Services

2019

77.5 79.5 80.5 80.5 80.0 77.6 76.9 77.2 79.2 81.7 82.1 81.5 79.5

2020

80.5 (p)82.4                      

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

35.8 35.6 36.6 37.4 39.4 40.8 40.6 40.5 38.6 38.6 37.4 37.9 38.3

2020

36.7 (p)36.3                      

Other Services

2019

14.3 14.4 14.4 14.5 14.7 15.0 14.8 14.9 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.7

2020

14.6 (p)14.6                      

Government

2019

40.5 41.1 41.2 41.2 41.3 40.7 35.9 36.0 40.3 41.2 41.5 41.3 40.2

2020

40.5 (p)41.2                      

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

2019

434,927 437,735 436,888 434,327 438,676 442,447 444,848 443,358 441,676 447,869 447,193 (p)446,371  

2020

(p)445,775                        

Employment

2019

415,641 418,318 418,678 419,503 421,808 424,861 424,595 423,287 424,050 428,594 428,712 (p)425,920  

2020

(p)423,616                        

Unemployment

2019

19,286 19,417 18,210 14,824 16,868 17,586 20,253 20,071 17,626 19,275 18,481 (p)20,451  

2020

(p)22,159                        

Unemployment Rate

2019

4.4 4.4 4.2 3.4 3.8 4.0 4.6 4.5 4.0 4.3 4.1 (p)4.6  

2020

(p)5.0                        

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.