Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 156,600 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 181,386 employed persons for the month. Reading lost 26,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 23,213 (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 February 2020 at 184,500. Since then 27,900 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,265 for Reading in February 2020. 26,879 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History