Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 178,900 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,467 employed persons for the month. Reading lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,114 (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 October 2016 at 179,300. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,581 for Reading in March 2016. 2,114 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History