Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth
There were 171,100 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 199,066 employed persons for the month. Reading lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 342 (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 11,800 jobs have been lost in Reading according to the employer survey. From a trough of 143,000 in April 2020, Reading has gained 28,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,422 for Reading in August 2019. 9,356 jobs have been lost in Reading since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 170,234, Reading has added 28,832 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History