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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 181,100 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 205,596 employed persons for the month. Reading added 1,900 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 723 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 181,100 +1,900 +4,300
CPS 205,596 +723 +2,441

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 in July 2017 is at a new high of 181,100.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Reading is at a new high of 205,596.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 181,100 1,900 205,596 723
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
November 2016 177,400 500 202,777 -237
October 2016 176,900 -500 203,014 -78
September 2016 177,400 900 203,092 -54
August 2016 176,500 -300 203,146 -9