Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 166,000 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 190,915 employed persons for the month. Reading lost 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 217 (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 April 2019 at 182,500. Since then 16,500 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,800 in April 2020, Reading has gained 23,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 206,667 for Reading in February 2020. 15,752 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 169,245, Reading has added 21,670 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History