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

2016

356.5 357.3 360.8 364.3 367.5 367.5 362.3 361.6 366.6 366.9 364.7 364.3 363.4

2017

355.7 358.3 358.7 363.0 366.9 (p)368.1              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

12.2 11.8 12.3 13.2 13.5 13.8 14.0 14.0 13.8 13.9 13.5 12.8 13.2

2017

12.1 11.9 12.4 13.2 13.7 (p)14.1              

Manufacturing

2016

36.1 36.1 36.1 36.2 36.5 36.8 36.8 36.8 36.1 36.1 35.9 36.1 36.3

2017

35.9 36.0 36.2 36.2 36.2 (p)36.5              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

78.3 77.6 78.2 78.9 79.9 80.3 79.8 80.3 80.5 81.5 83.1 84.4 80.2

2017

82.3 82.3 82.0 83.1 83.5 (p)83.5              

Information

2016

5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 5.9 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.1

2017

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 (p)6.2              

Financial Activities

2016

14.6 14.5 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.7

2017

14.9 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 (p)14.9              

Professional & Business Services

2016

48.8 47.9 47.8 49.2 49.1 49.4 49.8 50.0 50.5 49.9 49.0 48.7 49.2

2017

45.2 44.8 44.3 44.5 44.9 (p)45.6              

Educational & Health Services

2016

72.6 74.4 75.3 75.6 74.9 72.8 71.7 71.1 73.7 74.8 74.8 74.3 73.8

2017

72.5 74.5 74.7 74.8 74.6 (p)72.0              

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

35.0 35.2 36.3 36.2 38.3 39.6 39.7 39.8 38.2 36.1 33.3 33.0 36.7

2017

34.3 34.2 34.2 36.0 38.3 (p)41.6              

Other Services

2016

13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 14.1 14.2 13.8 13.8 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.8

2017

13.4 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.8 (p)13.9              

Government

2016

39.2 40.1 40.4 40.4 40.6 39.6 35.7 34.9 39.5 40.1 40.5 40.4 39.3

2017

39.1 40.2 40.4 40.6 40.9 (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

2016

(r)432,597 (r)433,845 (r)436,143 (r)434,184 (r)437,748 (r)440,675 (r)441,404 (r)437,498 (r)437,378 (r)433,434 (r)429,581 (r)427,239 (r)435,144

2017

426,795 428,081 428,078 429,684 (p)432,779                

Employment

2016

(r)409,307 (r)410,023 (r)411,955 (r)412,257 (r)415,583 (r)416,931 (r)416,015 (r)412,168 (r)413,638 (r)411,261 (r)409,321 (r)407,688 (r)412,179

2017

404,435 405,113 406,012 409,477 (p)410,249                

Unemployment

2016

(r)23,290 (r)23,822 (r)24,188 (r)21,927 (r)22,165 (r)23,744 (r)25,389 (r)25,330 (r)23,740 (r)22,173 (r)20,260 (r)19,551 (r)22,965

2017

22,360 22,968 22,066 20,207 (p)22,530                

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)5.4 (r)5.5 (r)5.5 (r)5.1 (r)5.1 (r)5.4 (r)5.8 (r)5.8 (r)5.4 (r)5.1 (r)4.7 (r)4.6 (r)5.3

2017

5.2 5.4 5.2 4.7 (p)5.2                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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.