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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 181,400 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 204,878 employed persons for the month. Reading added 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 561 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 181,400 +200 +3,200
CPS 204,878 +561 +2,984

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 181,400.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Reading is at a new high of 204,878.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 181,400 200 204,878 561
September 2018 181,200 500 204,317 413
August 2018 180,700 300 203,904 -327
July 2018 180,400 -200 204,231 904
June 2018 180,600 200 203,327 1,353
May 2018 180,400 400 201,974 1,257
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