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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

2021

166.0 166.5 167.8 168.5 169.0 170.0 169.8 169.3 170.3 171.3 173.1 172.4 169.5

2022

167.5 169.8 170.7 172.0 172.9 173.0 172.9 173.0 174.8 (p)175.3      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2021

7.2 6.8 7.2 7.6 7.7 7.9 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.3 7.6

2022

6.9 6.8 7.0 7.4 7.5 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 (p)7.6      

Manufacturing

2021

29.2 29.1 29.4 29.2 29.2 29.6 29.6 29.6 29.3 29.4 29.7 29.7 29.4

2022

29.4 30.2 30.2 30.2 30.4 30.7 30.6 30.7 30.7 (p)30.8      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2021

33.6 33.3 33.3 33.2 33.4 33.3 33.4 33.4 33.8 34.3 35.3 36.1 33.9

2022

34.9 35.1 35.2 35.2 35.4 35.8 35.6 35.6 36.0 (p)36.4      

Information

2021

0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

2022

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (p)1.0      

Financial Activities

2021

6.5 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6

2022

6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 (p)6.6      

Professional & Business Services

2021

21.1 21.2 21.0 21.2 21.2 21.4 21.6 21.5 21.8 21.5 22.1 21.0 21.4

2022

20.3 20.5 20.9 21.4 21.3 21.1 21.6 21.7 21.4 (p)21.4      

Educational & Health Services

2021

30.0 30.2 30.4 30.3 30.2 29.7 29.6 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.7 29.9

2022

29.4 29.6 29.7 29.7 29.9 29.8 30.0 30.3 31.1 (p)31.2      

Leisure & Hospitality

2021

11.2 11.5 11.9 12.2 12.7 13.5 13.9 13.7 12.9 13.1 13.0 13.0 12.7

2022

12.4 12.5 12.6 13.0 13.5 14.1 14.3 14.1 13.4 (p)13.3      

Other Services

2021

7.2 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.6

2022

7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 7.9 (p)7.9      

Government

2021

19.1 19.6 19.8 19.7 19.4 19.2 18.1 18.1 19.8 20.1 20.2 20.2 19.4

2022

18.9 19.8 19.8 19.8 19.5 18.3 17.4 17.2 19.0 (p)19.1      

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

2021

213,117 213,184 211,351 209,810 211,673 213,847 214,263 211,872 209,750 210,470 209,828 207,345 211,376

2022

208,181 207,688 209,084 208,260 212,064 211,997 212,756 212,155 211,139 (p)212,270      

Employment

2021

196,475 196,677 195,962 195,640 197,172 198,082 198,763 197,433 197,672 198,609 199,377 197,982 197,487

2022

196,155 197,113 199,304 199,259 203,195 201,856 202,740 201,880 203,840 (p)205,122      

Unemployment

2021

16,642 16,507 15,389 14,170 14,501 15,765 15,500 14,439 12,078 11,861 10,451 9,363 13,889

2022

12,026 10,575 9,780 9,001 8,869 10,141 10,016 10,275 7,299 (p)7,148      

Unemployment Rate

2021

7.8 7.7 7.3 6.8 6.9 7.4 7.2 6.8 5.8 5.6 5.0 4.5 6.6

2022

5.8 5.1 4.7 4.3 4.2 4.8 4.7 4.8 3.5 (p)3.4      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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