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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 179,000 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,978 employed persons for the month. Reading lost 500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,000 -500 +1,600
CPS 202,978 -372 +201

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Reading as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Reading, Pennsylvania

CES employment for Reading peaked in August 2017 at 181,000. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 205,355 for Reading in July 2017. 2,377 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 179,000 -500 202,978 -372
October 2017 179,500 -300 203,350 -670
September 2017 179,800 -1,200 204,020 -834
August 2017 181,000 400 204,854 -501
July 2017 180,600 1,400 205,355 482
June 2017 179,200 300 204,873 620
May 2017 178,900 -200 204,253 -524
April 2017 179,100 200 204,777 686
March 2017 178,900 -100 204,091 720
February 2017 179,000 800 203,371 915
January 2017 178,200 800 202,456 17
December 2016 177,400 0 202,439 -338