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Reading, Pennsylvania Job Growth

There were 181,700 jobs in Reading, Pennsylvania in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 206,253 employed persons for the month. Reading added 400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 267 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Reading job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 181,700 +400 +1,500
CPS 206,253 +267 +2,317

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 181,700.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Reading is at a new high of 206,253.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Reading, Pennsylvania Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 181,700 400 206,253 267
June 2019 181,300 100 205,986 181
May 2019 181,200 100 205,805 152
April 2019 181,100 300 205,653 133
March 2019 180,800 500 205,520 328
February 2019 180,300 200 205,192 442
January 2019 180,100 -200 204,750 305
December 2018 180,300 300 204,445 6
November 2018 180,000 0 204,439 29
October 2018 180,000 500 204,410 130
September 2018 179,500 0 204,280 158
August 2018 179,500 -700 204,122 186