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 (P) 168.4                      

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 (P) 6.4                      

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 (P) 29.9                      

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 (P) 32.5                      

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 (P) 1.2                      

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 (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 (P) 21.2                      

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 (P) 28.3                      

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 (P) 13.5                      

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 (P) 7.2                      

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 (P) 22.3                      

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

207,795 206,071 204,936 204,898 207,066 208,330 210,382 208,250 206,173 204,990 206,005 (P) 204,301  

2014

202,071 (P) 201,819                      

Employment

 

2013

188,993 188,720 188,932 189,915 191,426 191,435 194,126 191,870 191,719 190,910 192,157 (P) 192,127  

2014

188,720 (P) 188,800                      

Unemployment

 

2013

18,802 17,351 16,004 14,983 15,640 16,895 16,256 16,380 14,454 14,080 13,848 (P) 12,174  

2014

13,351 (P) 13,019                      

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

9.0 8.4 7.8 7.3 7.6 8.1 7.7 7.9 7.0 6.9 6.7 (P) 6.0  

2014

6.6 (P) 6.5                      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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