Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 178,900 -300 +1,700
CPS 204,467 -1,114 -915

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

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 178,900 -300 204,467 -1,114
November 2016 179,200 -100 205,581 -544
October 2016 179,300 100 206,125 -404
September 2016 179,200 500 206,529 576
August 2016 178,700 -100 205,953 67
July 2016 178,800 400 205,886 22
June 2016 178,400 800 205,864 385
May 2016 177,600 -100 205,479 -96
April 2016 177,700 -300 205,575 -1,006
March 2016 178,000 0 206,581 74
February 2016 178,000 900 206,507 819
January 2016 177,100 -100 205,688 306