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

 

2013

167.9 168.4 169.4 170.8 171.8 169.2 167.1 168.5 170.4 171.3 172.3 171.8 169.9

2014

167.9 168.6 168.8 170.2 170.9 168.7 (P) 167.6            

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

6.7 6.5 6.8 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 6.8 7.2

2014

6.4 6.4 6.7 7.1 7.2 7.2 (P) 7.7            

Manufacturing

 

2013

29.7 29.8 29.8 29.8 29.8 30.1 30.0 29.8 29.9 29.8 30.0 30.0 29.9

2014

30.0 30.0 29.9 30.0 30.0 30.3 (P) 30.5            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

32.2 31.8 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.5 32.3 32.4 32.3 32.7 33.4 34.1 32.5

2014

32.7 32.5 32.0 32.3 32.9 33.0 (P) 32.8            

Information

 

2013

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

2014

1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 (P) 1.3            

Financial Activities

 

2013

6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1

2014

5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 (P) 5.9            

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

20.6 20.5 20.5 21.2 21.3 21.5 21.5 22.1 21.8 21.8 21.8 21.7 21.4

2014

21.1 21.2 21.2 21.4 21.3 21.6 (P) 21.7            

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

28.4 28.7 28.7 28.8 28.4 28.0 27.8 27.8 28.2 28.4 28.5 28.1 28.3

2014

28.0 28.2 28.3 28.3 28.2 27.9 (P) 27.9            

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

13.8 13.7 14.0 14.1 14.8 14.9 14.7 14.9 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.8 14.2

2014

13.8 13.6 13.7 14.0 14.4 14.6 (P) 14.3            

Other Services

 

2013

7.2 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.3

2014

7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 (P) 7.5            

Government

 

2013

22.0 22.9 22.9 23.0 23.2 19.9 18.5 19.2 22.1 22.6 22.7 22.6 21.8

2014

21.5 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.3 19.4 (P) 18.0            

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

 

2013

(1) 205,837 (1) 204,154 (1) 203,811 (1) 203,612 (1) 206,086 (1) 205,800 (1) 206,467 (1) 205,874 (1) 204,474 (1) 203,308 (1) 203,940 (1) 203,106 (1) 204,705

2014

202,071 202,049 202,014 200,198 201,279 200,394 (P) 201,920            

Employment

 

2013

(1) 187,996 (1) 187,166 (1) 187,790 (1) 188,884 (1) 190,643 (1) 189,129 (1) 190,383 (1) 190,240 (1) 190,355 (1) 189,520 (1) 190,742 (1) 190,976 (1) 189,485

2014

188,720 188,969 189,247 190,132 189,768 188,700 (P) 189,842            

Unemployment

 

2013

(1) 17,841 (1) 16,988 (1) 16,021 (1) 14,728 (1) 15,443 (1) 16,671 (1) 16,084 (1) 15,634 (1) 14,119 (1) 13,788 (1) 13,198 (1) 12,130 (1) 15,220

2014

13,351 13,080 12,767 10,066 11,511 11,694 (P) 12,078            

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

(1) 8.7 (1) 8.3 (1) 7.9 (1) 7.2 (1) 7.5 (1) 8.1 (1) 7.8 (1) 7.6 (1) 6.9 (1) 6.8 (1) 6.5 (1) 6.0 (1) 7.4

2014

6.6 6.5 6.3 5.0 5.7 5.8 (P) 6.0            

Footnotes
(1) Reflects revised inputs, reestimation, and adjustment to new state control totals.
(P) Preliminary

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