Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 173,500 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 200,534 employed persons for the month. Reading added 800 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 355 (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 182,900. Since then 9,400 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey. From a trough of 143,000 in April 2020, Reading has gained 30,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,422 for Reading in August 2019. 7,888 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 170,234, Reading has added 30,300 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History