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

2018

176.8 177.5 178.6 180.0 181.2 180.0 178.5 177.7 180.3 181.5 182.3 182.1 179.7

2019

177.9 178.7 179.9 181.6 182.3 181.3 (p)180.5            

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2018

7.3 7.3 7.6 8.0 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.8 8.0

2019

7.4 7.2 7.4 7.8 8.0 8.3 (p)8.5            

Manufacturing

2018

31.2 31.2 31.3 31.3 31.5 31.8 31.9 31.8 31.8 31.8 32.1 32.3 31.7

2019

32.2 32.2 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.9 (p)33.0            

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2018

33.2 32.8 32.8 33.2 33.4 33.1 33.0 33.0 33.2 33.8 34.5 34.6 33.4

2019

33.6 33.1 33.4 33.6 33.9 34.0 (p)33.5            

Information

2018

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

2019

1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2 (p)1.2            

Financial Activities

2018

5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

2019

5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.0 (p)6.0            

Professional & Business Services

2018

24.1 24.0 23.9 24.3 24.4 24.5 24.4 24.2 24.2 24.3 24.2 24.0 24.2

2019

23.5 23.5 23.6 24.1 24.1 24.3 (p)24.2            

Educational & Health Services

2018

30.3 31.0 31.3 31.2 31.1 30.7 30.6 30.7 31.4 31.7 31.9 31.8 31.1

2019

31.2 31.8 31.9 32.0 31.8 31.4 (p)31.3            

Leisure & Hospitality

2018

14.5 14.3 14.7 15.1 15.6 15.8 16.1 15.6 15.0 14.8 14.6 14.7 15.1

2019

14.3 14.4 14.5 14.9 15.3 15.6 (p)15.6            

Other Services

2018

7.8 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0

2019

7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.2 (p)8.2            

Government

2018

21.3 21.9 22.0 21.9 21.9 20.5 18.8 18.8 21.6 21.8 21.9 21.8 21.2

2019

20.8 21.5 21.7 21.7 21.5 19.4 (p)19.0            

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

2018

210,203 211,516 210,920 210,446 212,222 215,171 216,676 213,100 212,334 212,363 212,784 212,597 212,528

2019

212,454 213,733 213,340 212,376 214,897 216,642 (p)219,062            

Employment

2018

200,318 201,358 201,865 202,408 204,202 205,508 206,867 203,525 204,096 204,225 205,166 204,694 203,686

2019

203,679 204,843 205,167 205,508 206,698 207,827 (p)209,232            

Unemployment

2018

9,885 10,158 9,055 8,038 8,020 9,663 9,809 9,575 8,238 8,138 7,618 7,903 8,842

2019

8,775 8,890 8,173 6,868 8,199 8,815 (p)9,830            

Unemployment Rate

2018

4.7 4.8 4.3 3.8 3.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.7 4.2

2019

4.1 4.2 3.8 3.2 3.8 4.1 (p)4.5            

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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