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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 (p)173.5          

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 (p)7.7          

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 (p)30.7          

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 (p)35.6          

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 (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 (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 (p)21.7          

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 (p)30.3          

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 (p)14.1          

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 (p)8.1          

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 (p)17.7          

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

(1)213,117 (1)213,184 (1)211,351 (1)209,810 (1)211,673 (1)213,847 (1)214,263 (1)211,872 (1)209,750 (1)210,470 (1)209,828 (1)207,345 (1)211,376

2022

208,181 207,688 209,084 208,260 (p)211,677                

Employment

2021

(1)196,475 (1)196,677 (1)195,962 (1)195,640 (1)197,172 (1)198,082 (1)198,763 (1)197,433 (1)197,672 (1)198,609 (1)199,377 (1)197,982 (1)197,487

2022

196,155 197,113 199,304 199,259 (p)202,817                

Unemployment

2021

(1)16,642 (1)16,507 (1)15,389 (1)14,170 (1)14,501 (1)15,765 (1)15,500 (1)14,439 (1)12,078 (1)11,861 (1)10,451 (1)9,363 (1)13,889

2022

12,026 10,575 9,780 9,001 (p)8,860                

Unemployment Rate

2021

(1)7.8 (1)7.7 (1)7.3 (1)6.8 (1)6.9 (1)7.4 (1)7.2 (1)6.8 (1)5.8 (1)5.6 (1)5.0 (1)4.5 (1)6.6

2022

5.8 5.1 4.7 4.3 (p)4.2                

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 15, 2022.
(p) Preliminary

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