Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Jobs Report

January 2020 Jobs Report

Jobs Added

Metro -2,100
  • Month Over Month: -0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 1,600
  • Year Over Year: +1.2%
State +6,500
  • Month Over Month: +0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 7,500
  • Year Over Year: +0.9%
National +225,000
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 211,000
  • Year Over Year: +1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Metro 4.6%
  • Month Over Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 4.33%
  • Year Over Year: +0.7%
State 3.7%
  • Month Over Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 3.7%
  • Year Over Year: -0.1%
National 3.6%
  • Month Over Month: +0.1%
  • 3 Month Average: 3.53%
  • Year Over Year: -0.4%

Local Industry Job Growth from the B.L.S.

Finance & Insurance +100
  • From Last Month: +0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 11
  • From Last Year: +0.9%
Telecommunications -100
  • From Last Month: -0.4%
  • 3 Month Average: 26
  • From Last Year: -3.0%
Accommodation & Food Services +300
  • From Last Month: +0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 33
  • From Last Year: +4.4%
Manufacturing 0
  • From Last Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 39
  • From Last Year: +0.8%
Retail Trade +100
  • From Last Month: +0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 41
  • From Last Year: +1.5%
Transportation & Warehousing -400
  • From Last Month: -1.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 32
  • From Last Year: +1.9%
Air Transportation 0
  • From Last Month: 0.0%
  • 3 Month Average: 13
  • From Last Year: -1.5%
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing +100
  • From Last Month: +0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 39
  • From Last Year: +4.3%
Chemical Manufacturing +100
  • From Last Month: +0.2%
  • 3 Month Average: 41
  • From Last Year: +0.5%
Goods Producing -500
  • From Last Month: -0.9%
  • 3 Month Average: 53
  • From Last Year: +0.4%
Hospitals +100
  • From Last Month: +0.5%
  • 3 Month Average: 21
  • From Last Year: +1.0%
Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing +100
  • From Last Month: +0.3%
  • 3 Month Average: 29
  • From Last Year: 0.0%

U.S. Job Growth for All Sectors

Local Job Reports

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