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

 

2014

168.9 170.2 171.1 173.7 174.3 173.5 171.5 172.0 174.2 176.3 177.9 178.1 173.5

2015

174.0 (P) 173.9                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2014

6.6 6.6 6.8 7.3 7.5 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 7.9 7.6 7.5

2015

7.1 (P) 6.8                      

Manufacturing

 

2014

29.8 29.8 29.9 29.9 30.1 30.2 30.4 30.3 30.2 30.3 30.5 30.6 30.2

2015

30.5 (P) 30.5                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2014

32.5 32.2 32.4 32.8 32.9 33.2 33.2 33.2 32.9 33.4 35.1 35.5 33.3

2015

34.0 (P) 33.8                      

Information

 

2014

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

2015

1.3 (P) 1.3                      

Financial Activities

 

2014

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

2015

5.9 (P) 5.9                      

Professional & Business Services

 

2014

21.3 21.8 21.8 22.4 22.5 22.9 23.0 23.2 23.2 23.6 23.6 23.4 22.7

2015

23.4 (P) 23.4                      

Educational & Health Services

 

2014

28.4 28.9 29.0 29.2 29.0 28.7 28.6 28.5 29.0 29.2 29.2 29.0 28.9

2015

28.7 (P) 28.9                      

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2014

13.6 13.5 13.7 14.2 14.5 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.0 14.2 14.0 14.3 14.2

2015

13.7 (P) 13.3                      

Other Services

 

2014

7.5 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7

2015

7.7 (P) 7.7                      

Government

 

2014

21.8 22.5 22.6 22.9 22.7 20.8 18.5 19.1 22.1 22.6 22.6 22.7 21.7

2015

21.7 (P) 22.3                      

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

 

2014

(1) 201,465 (1) 200,669 (1) 201,311 (1) 199,263 (1) 201,163 (1) 200,420 (1) 202,507 (1) 200,360 (1) 199,181 (1) 200,562 (1) 200,874 (1) 200,038  

2015

(P) 210,573                        

Employment

 

2014

(1) 188,111 (1) 187,339 (1) 188,224 (1) 188,653 (1) 189,111 (1) 188,291 (1) 189,849 (1) 188,345 (1) 189,011 (1) 190,852 (1) 191,213 (1) 191,149  

2015

(P) 199,168                        

Unemployment

 

2014

(1) 13,354 (1) 13,330 (1) 13,087 (1) 10,610 (1) 12,052 (1) 12,129 (1) 12,658 (1) 12,015 (1) 10,170 (1) 9,710 (1) 9,661 (1) 8,889  

2015

(P) 11,405                        

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

(1) 6.6 (1) 6.6 (1) 6.5 (1) 5.3 (1) 6.0 (1) 6.1 (1) 6.3 (1) 6.0 (1) 5.1 (1) 4.8 (1) 4.8 (1) 4.4  

2015

(P) 5.4                        

Footnotes
(1) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(P) Preliminary

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