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.
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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
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History