February 25, 2024 11:02 pm
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Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Updated Labor Force and Employment Data in Lehigh Valley

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) most recently updated their labor force and employment related data for Lehigh Valley, PA. Titled “Economy at a Glance,” the list of data includes two data series: 1) Labor Force Data and 2) Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment Data.

Some key figures for the Lehigh Valley relate to the overall fall in unemployment from 28,620 unemployed in December 2020 to 17,237 unemployed in December 2021, from a rate of 6.6 percent to 4 percent. 

Total Nonfarm employment (in departments such as mining, transportation, education, hospitality, etc) also grew from about 364,900 to 378,300, a 3.7 percent increase.

Fetterman to stump for Biden in Nevada swing county

U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) is heading west on Saturday to stump for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign in a key Nevada swing county. Fetterman is scheduled to join the Washoe Democratic Party for its annual Crab Feed and meet with voters in the northern Nevada county, according to the Biden-Harris campaign.