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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 180,200 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 206,037 employed persons for the month. Reading added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 465 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 180,200 +100 +900
CPS 206,037 +465 +3,792

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 December 2018 at 180,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey. From a trough of 180,100 in January 2019, Reading has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Reading is at a new high of 206,037.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 180,200 100 206,037 465
January 2019 180,100 -200 205,572 -402
December 2018 180,300 300 205,974 386
November 2018 180,000 0 205,588 796
October 2018 180,000 500 204,792 475
September 2018 179,500 0 204,317 413
August 2018 179,500 -700 203,904 -327
July 2018 180,200 200 204,231 904
June 2018 180,000 -100 203,327 1,353
May 2018 180,100 600 201,974 1,257
April 2018 179,500 -100 200,717 -258
March 2018 179,600 300 200,975 -1,270