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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

2019

178.6 180.4 181.4 183.4 183.3 182.1 181.0 181.0 183.0 184.2 185.1 185.2 182.4

2020

180.8 183.1 182.5 161.0 (p)168.9                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

7.5 7.3 7.6 8.1 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7 7.9

2020

7.3 7.2 7.4 4.7 (p)7.3                

Manufacturing

2019

32.0 32.1 32.3 32.4 32.3 32.3 32.3 32.2 32.1 32.1 32.3 32.4 32.2

2020

32.3 32.3 32.3 28.1 (p)31.0                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

33.6 33.1 33.3 33.7 33.7 33.4 33.4 33.4 33.5 33.8 34.6 34.7 33.7

2020

33.5 33.4 33.6 31.5 (p)32.2                

Information

2019

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2

2020

1.1 1.1 1.1 0.9 (p)0.9                

Financial Activities

2019

5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.0

2020

6.0 6.1 6.1 6.0 (p)6.1                

Professional & Business Services

2019

23.8 24.1 24.0 24.5 24.8 24.8 25.0 25.1 25.1 25.6 25.7 25.8 24.9

2020

25.5 26.0 25.1 22.6 (p)22.7                

Educational & Health Services

2019

31.3 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.4 31.9 31.9 32.1 32.7 33.1 33.2 33.1 32.4

2020

32.5 33.2 33.3 32.5 (p)32.4                

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

14.5 14.8 15.1 15.4 15.6 16.0 16.1 15.9 15.1 14.9 14.6 14.7 15.2

2020

14.4 14.5 14.4 8.0 (p)10.1                

Other Services

2019

8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

2020

8.0 8.1 8.1 6.1 (p)6.1                

Government

2019

20.8 21.7 21.7 21.7 20.9 19.8 18.6 18.9 21.2 21.4 21.5 21.5 20.8

2020

20.2 21.2 21.1 20.6 (p)20.1                

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

2019

(1)212,994 (1)214,502 (1)213,819 (1)213,185 (1)215,269 (1)217,595 (1)219,663 (1)217,962 (1)216,562 (1)217,403 (1)217,344 (1)217,465 (1)216,147

2020

216,819 219,323 217,276 223,420 (p)227,232                

Employment

2019

(1)203,450 (1)205,075 (1)204,851 (1)205,607 (1)206,516 (1)207,923 (1)209,028 (1)207,542 (1)207,475 (1)207,765 (1)207,931 (1)207,996 (1)206,763

2020

205,959 208,419 204,809 185,996 (p)196,810                

Unemployment

2019

(1)9,544 (1)9,427 (1)8,968 (1)7,578 (1)8,753 (1)9,672 (1)10,635 (1)10,420 (1)9,087 (1)9,638 (1)9,413 (1)9,469 (1)9,384

2020

10,860 10,904 12,467 37,424 (p)30,422                

Unemployment Rate

2019

(1)4.5 (1)4.4 (1)4.2 (1)3.6 (1)4.1 (1)4.4 (1)4.8 (1)4.8 (1)4.2 (1)4.4 (1)4.3 (1)4.4 (1)4.3

2020

5.0 5.0 5.7 16.8 (p)13.4                

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 17, 2020.
(p) Preliminary

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