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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 179,100 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,186 employed persons for the month. Reading added 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 815 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,100 +100 +2,600
CPS 204,186 +815 -214

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 179,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 204,400 for Reading in March 2016. 214 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 202,439, Reading has added 1,747 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 179,100 100 204,186 815
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
July 2016 176,800 200 203,155 10
June 2016 176,600 200 203,145 -200
May 2016 176,400 -300 203,345 -549
April 2016 176,700 200 203,894 -506