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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

2020

179.6 180.1 179.7 143.5 152.6 160.0 162.5 163.5 165.9 166.7 168.4 167.4 165.8

2021

163.9 165.0 165.9 165.6 165.5 165.9 165.1 (p)164.0          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

7.3 7.3 7.5 4.8 7.1 7.6 7.8 8.0 7.9 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.4

2021

7.3 7.2 7.5 7.9 8.1 8.3 8.5 (p)8.5          

Manufacturing

2020

31.9 32.0 31.9 24.8 26.9 29.4 28.9 28.6 28.7 28.5 28.6 28.8 29.1

2021

28.6 28.5 28.8 28.7 28.7 28.9 29.1 (p)28.8          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

33.4 33.0 32.9 26.4 28.2 30.4 30.6 30.4 31.1 31.8 32.5 32.9 31.1

2021

31.6 31.4 31.5 31.4 31.3 31.7 31.1 (p)31.1          

Information

2020

1.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

2021

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 (p)0.9          

Financial Activities

2020

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

2021

6.0 5.9 5.9 6.0 6.0 5.9 6.0 (p)6.0          

Professional & Business Services

2020

24.2 24.0 24.1 21.0 21.5 21.9 22.0 22.0 21.9 21.7 22.4 22.2 22.4

2021

21.9 21.8 21.8 21.7 21.6 21.9 21.9 (p)21.9          

Educational & Health Services

2020

32.5 32.6 32.7 28.4 29.0 30.0 30.2 30.4 30.8 31.1 31.3 31.2 30.9

2021

30.7 31.2 31.4 31.0 30.7 30.5 30.3 (p)30.3          

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

14.5 14.6 14.3 6.2 8.1 9.4 11.7 11.9 11.7 11.8 12.0 11.3 11.5

2021

11.2 11.6 11.3 11.1 11.6 12.1 12.6 (p)11.5          

Other Services

2020

8.0 8.1 8.0 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.0

2021

7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.5 (p)7.5          

Government

2020

20.7 21.5 21.3 20.0 19.4 18.5 17.6 18.4 19.9 19.7 19.7 19.2 19.7

2021

18.7 19.4 19.6 19.7 19.2 18.2 17.2 (p)17.5          

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

2020

215,313 216,029 214,327 206,114 213,446 214,918 216,070 209,144 209,273 208,121 208,230 206,841 211,486

2021

205,830 208,543 206,742 203,251 203,273 206,124 206,673 (p)204,803          

Employment

2020

204,707 205,296 202,507 168,961 181,667 185,147 186,495 187,075 193,997 194,376 194,447 192,636 191,443

2021

189,237 191,569 191,225 189,972 191,071 192,232 192,148 (p)190,424          

Unemployment

2020

10,606 10,733 11,820 37,153 31,779 29,771 29,575 22,069 15,276 13,745 13,783 14,205 20,043

2021

16,593 16,974 15,517 13,279 12,202 13,892 14,525 (p)14,379          

Unemployment Rate

2020

4.9 5.0 5.5 18.0 14.9 13.9 13.7 10.6 7.3 6.6 6.6 6.9 9.5

2021

8.1 8.1 7.5 6.5 6.0 6.7 7.0 (p)7.0          

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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