Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 166,600 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 192,071 employed persons for the month. Reading added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 27 (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 15,900 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,800 in April 2020, Reading has gained 23,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,265 for Reading in February 2020. 16,194 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 185,296, Reading has added 6,775 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History