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

 

2015

172.4 173.4 173.7 176.2 177.1 176.2 174.1 175.0 177.7 179.2 180.1 179.5 176.2

2016

175.3 176.2 176.9 178.5 178.7 178.3 176.9 (P) 176.7          

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2015

7.0 6.8 7.0 7.5 7.8 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.7 7.7

2016

7.0 6.8 7.2 7.6 7.8 8.1 8.3 (P) 8.2          

Manufacturing

 

2015

30.5 30.6 30.6 30.7 30.8 31.0 30.9 30.8 30.7 30.7 30.9 31.0 30.8

2016

30.9 30.7 30.8 30.9 30.9 31.0 31.1 (P) 30.9          

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2015

33.3 32.9 33.0 33.2 33.4 33.7 33.4 33.5 33.6 34.0 34.6 35.2 33.7

2016

33.8 33.5 33.7 33.5 33.5 33.5 33.1 (P) 33.0          

Information

 

2015

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2

2016

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 (P) 1.2          

Financial Activities

 

2015

5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1

2016

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.1 (P) 6.1          

Professional & Business Services

 

2015

23.0 23.1 23.1 23.6 23.6 23.8 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.3 24.3 23.9 23.7

2016

23.6 23.6 23.5 24.1 24.0 24.4 24.5 (P) 24.6          

Educational & Health Services

 

2015

28.5 29.0 29.2 29.4 29.2 28.9 28.9 29.0 29.7 30.0 30.1 29.8 29.3

2016

29.8 30.2 30.4 30.6 30.4 30.4 30.7 (P) 30.6          

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2015

13.8 13.8 13.8 14.4 14.9 15.2 15.0 15.2 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.6

2016

14.5 14.8 14.7 15.1 15.5 16.0 16.1 (P) 15.9          

Other Services

 

2015

7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7

2016

7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.8 (P) 7.7          

Government

 

2015

21.6 22.4 22.2 22.5 22.3 20.4 18.6 19.1 21.8 22.2 22.2 22.0 21.4

2016

20.9 21.8 21.7 21.8 21.6 19.7 18.0 (P) 18.5          

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

 

2015

(R) 211,642 (R) 211,106 (R) 211,050 (R) 211,597 (R) 214,435 (R) 215,038 (R) 215,927 (R) 214,164 (R) 212,660 (R) 213,661 (R) 214,065 (R) 213,639 (R) 213,249

2016

214,043 215,268 216,032 215,489 216,961 217,825 219,227 (P) 217,982          

Employment

 

2015

(R) 199,770 (R) 199,730 (R) 200,094 (R) 202,064 (R) 203,325 (R) 203,848 (R) 204,466 (R) 203,690 (R) 203,567 (R) 205,040 (R) 205,642 (R) 205,934 (R) 203,098

2016

204,133 204,946 205,249 205,089 205,925 206,675 207,094 (P) 205,812          

Unemployment

 

2015

(R) 11,872 (R) 11,376 (R) 10,956 (R) 9,533 (R) 11,110 (R) 11,190 (R) 11,461 (R) 10,474 (R) 9,093 (R) 8,621 (R) 8,423 (R) 7,705 (R) 10,151

2016

9,910 10,322 10,783 10,400 11,036 11,150 12,133 (P) 12,170          

Unemployment Rate

 

2015

(R) 5.6 (R) 5.4 (R) 5.2 (R) 4.5 (R) 5.2 (R) 5.2 (R) 5.3 (R) 4.9 (R) 4.3 (R) 4.0 (R) 3.9 (R) 3.6 (R) 4.8

2016

4.6 4.8 5.0 4.8 5.1 5.1 5.5 (P) 5.6          

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

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