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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 180,500 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 202,057 employed persons for the month. Reading added 500 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,340 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 180,500 +500 +3,200
CPS 202,057 +1,340 -603

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 May 2018 is at a new high of 180,500.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 203,873 for Reading in February 2016. 1,816 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey. From a April 2018 low of 200,717, Reading has added 1,340 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 180,500 500 202,057 1,340
April 2018 180,000 600 200,717 -258
March 2018 179,400 500 200,975 -1,270
February 2018 178,900 -100 202,245 338
January 2018 179,000 400 201,907 99
December 2017 178,600 600 201,808 117
November 2017 178,000 -200 201,691 -203
October 2017 178,200 200 201,894 -296
September 2017 178,000 400 202,190 -110
August 2017 177,600 300 202,300 -282
July 2017 177,300 -700 202,582 -117
June 2017 178,000 700 202,699 39