Reading, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data

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Employment data from the Current Employment Statistics program
(not seasonally adjusted data, all employees, in thousands)
Sector
Reading, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total Nonfarm

2015

172.4 173.4 173.7 176.2 177.1 176.2 174.1 175.0 177.7 179.2 180.1 179.5 176.2

2016

175.3 176.2 176.9 178.5 178.7 178.3 176.9 177.0 179.6 (p)180.8      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2015

7.0 6.8 7.0 7.5 7.8 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.7

2016

7.0 6.8 7.2 7.6 7.8 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.1 (p)8.0      

Manufacturing

2015

30.5 30.6 30.6 30.7 30.8 31.0 30.9 30.8 30.7 30.7 30.9 31.0 30.8

2016

30.9 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.9 31.0 31.1 31.0 31.0 (p)31.1      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2015

33.3 32.9 33.0 33.2 33.4 33.7 33.4 33.5 33.6 34.0 34.6 35.2 33.7

2016

33.8 33.5 33.7 33.5 33.5 33.5 33.1 33.0 33.1 (p)33.3      

Information

2015

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2

2016

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 (p)1.2      

Financial Activities

2015

5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1

2016

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0 (p)6.0      

Professional & Business Services

2015

23.0 23.1 23.1 23.6 23.6 23.8 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.3 24.3 23.9 23.7

2016

23.6 23.6 23.5 24.1 24.0 24.4 24.5 24.8 24.7 (p)24.8      

Educational & Health Services

2015

28.5 29.0 29.2 29.4 29.2 28.9 28.9 29.0 29.7 30.0 30.1 29.8 29.3

2016

29.8 30.2 30.4 30.6 30.4 30.4 30.7 30.6 31.2 (p)31.5      

Leisure & Hospitality

2015

13.8 13.8 13.8 14.4 14.9 15.2 15.0 15.2 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.6

2016

14.5 14.8 14.7 15.1 15.5 16.0 16.1 15.9 15.4 (p)15.4      

Other Services

2015

7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7

2016

7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.7 (p)7.8      

Government

2015

21.6 22.4 22.2 22.5 22.3 20.4 18.6 19.1 21.8 22.2 22.2 22.0 21.4

2016

20.9 21.8 21.7 21.8 21.6 19.7 18.0 18.5 21.2 (p)21.7      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

 

Labor Force data from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program
(not seasonally adjusted data)

Reading, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Labor Force

2015

211,642 211,106 211,050 211,597 214,435 215,038 215,927 214,164 212,660 213,661 214,065 213,639 213,249

2016

214,043 215,268 216,032 215,489 216,961 217,825 219,227 218,227 217,559 (p)216,774      

Employment

2015

199,770 199,730 200,094 202,064 203,325 203,848 204,466 203,690 203,567 205,040 205,642 205,934 203,098

2016

204,133 204,946 205,249 205,089 205,925 206,675 207,094 206,063 206,780 (p)205,989      

Unemployment

2015

11,872 11,376 10,956 9,533 11,110 11,190 11,461 10,474 9,093 8,621 8,423 7,705 10,151

2016

9,910 10,322 10,783 10,400 11,036 11,150 12,133 12,164 10,779 (p)10,785      

Unemployment Rate

2015

5.6 5.4 5.2 4.5 5.2 5.2 5.3 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.6 4.8

2016

4.6 4.8 5.0 4.8 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.0 (p)5.0      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

The Reading, Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Berks County in Pennsylvania.