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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Allentown, Pennsylvania Metro Area

MSA: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
counties: Carbon (PA), Lehigh (PA), Northampton (PA), Warren (NJ)
Population (2016 estimate): 836,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.6%
NFP Employment (2016): 363,000
Average Earnings (2016): $39,800

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 12,820 36.2 0.7 $102,710
Business and Financial Operations 13,090 36.9 0.7 $62,730
IT and Mathematical 6,850 19.3 0.7 $73,820
Architecture and Engineering 6,370 18.0 1.0 $76,170
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 1,840 5.2 0.6 $63,620
Community and Social Services 5,710 16.1 1.1 $39,430
Legal and Judicial 1,460 4.1 0.5 $65,600
Education, Training, and Library 21,150 59.6 1.0 $53,800
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 3,310 9.3 0.7 $39,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 26,760 75.5 1.3 $64,760
Healthcare Support 12,260 34.6 1.2 $29,370
Protective Services 6,840 19.3 0.8 $32,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related 31,020 87.4 1.0 $19,920
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 11,000 31.0 1.0 $25,350
Personal Care and Services 14,650 41.3 1.3 $22,390
Sales and Related 34,050 96.0 0.9 $26,100
Office and Administrative Support 57,750 162.8 1.0 $32,950
Construction and Extraction 11,450 32.3 0.8 $44,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 13,900 39.2 1.0 $43,700
Production 26,730 75.3 1.2 $35,920
Transportation and Material Moving 35,410 99.8 1.4 $31,420

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