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.
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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 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
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History