What kind of jobs are there in Allentown, PA?

The unemployment rate has fallen in recent years but is still slightly higher than the national average. The burgeoning downtown district and the presence of manufacturing and utility companies like Steel Stone Manufacturing Co. and PPL Electric Utilities have helped the economy.

People with backgrounds in health care will find plenty of job opportunities in Allentown, as two of the Lehigh Valley's top employers are the Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke's Hospital Network. 

The manufacturing, transportation, and leisure and hospitality industries have also expanded. Meanwhile, several industrial sites, including Amazon's nearby Breinigsville facility, are also increasing warehouse jobs.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.1 /10

How we calculate this.

Allentown has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.6 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Allentown

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20k - $32k