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

2016

174.4 174.8 175.7 177.4 177.5 175.9 174.9 174.8 178.1 178.7 180.1 179.8 176.8

2017

175.7 177.6 177.9 179.3 179.8 (p)179.7              

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

7.3 7.0 7.5 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.1 7.8 7.9

2017

7.4 7.2 7.4 7.8 8.0 (p)8.2              

Manufacturing

2016

30.8 30.6 30.6 30.4 30.4 30.6 30.6 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.8 30.6

2017

30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 (p)30.4              

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

33.7 33.4 33.5 33.8 34.0 33.7 33.7 33.5 33.7 34.0 34.8 35.2 33.9

2017

33.9 33.9 33.8 33.9 34.1 (p)34.2              

Information

2016

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

2017

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 (p)1.2              

Financial Activities

2016

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

2017

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 (p)6.0              

Professional & Business Services

2016

23.3 23.2 23.1 23.6 23.6 23.6 23.7 23.6 23.9 24.0 24.2 23.8 23.6

2017

23.3 23.5 23.5 24.0 24.1 (p)24.4              

Educational & Health Services

2016

28.5 29.0 29.2 29.4 29.1 28.8 29.0 28.9 29.7 29.8 30.0 29.8 29.3

2017

29.6 30.1 30.3 30.2 30.0 (p)30.0              

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

14.2 14.4 14.6 15.1 15.3 15.5 15.5 15.4 15.1 15.2 15.1 15.0 15.0

2017

14.9 15.4 15.4 15.9 16.2 (p)16.8              

Other Services

2016

7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9

2017

7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 (p)8.2              

Government

2016

21.8 22.4 22.3 22.4 22.1 20.2 18.7 19.3 21.9 22.0 22.4 22.3 21.5

2017

21.2 22.1 22.0 22.1 21.9 (p)20.3              

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

2016

(r)213,062 (r)213,667 (r)215,032 (r)214,022 (r)214,620 (r)215,157 (r)216,662 (r)215,153 (r)214,158 (r)213,586 (r)213,065 (r)211,393 (r)214,132

2017

211,197 212,630 213,611 214,498 (p)215,278                

Employment

2016

(r)202,336 (r)202,681 (r)203,912 (r)203,707 (r)203,986 (r)203,814 (r)204,722 (r)203,421 (r)203,522 (r)203,121 (r)203,428 (r)202,074 (r)203,394

2017

200,932 202,109 203,544 205,126 (p)204,651                

Unemployment

2016

(r)10,726 (r)10,986 (r)11,120 (r)10,315 (r)10,634 (r)11,343 (r)11,940 (r)11,732 (r)10,636 (r)10,465 (r)9,637 (r)9,319 (r)10,738

2017

10,265 10,521 10,067 9,372 (p)10,627                

Unemployment Rate

2016

(r)5.0 (r)5.1 (r)5.2 (r)4.8 (r)5.0 (r)5.3 (r)5.5 (r)5.5 (r)5.0 (r)4.9 (r)4.5 (r)4.4 (r)5.0

2017

4.9 4.9 4.7 4.4 (p)4.9                

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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