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 comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Allentown
$46,590

USA
$49,630

Unemployment Rate this Year

4.9%
of people are without a job

0.5% 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
61,900
Nursing Aide
Salary: $22k - $31k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
30,100
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $26k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
24,700
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $31k

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