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

174.0 173.8 174.6 (P) 177.0                  

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 6.8 7.2 (P) 8.4                  

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 30.4 30.5 (P) 30.6                  

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 33.8 33.7 (P) 34.0                  

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 1.3 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 5.9 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 23.4 23.2 (P) 23.6                  

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 28.9 29.0 (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 13.4 13.6 (P) 13.8                  

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 7.6 7.8 (P) 7.8                  

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 22.3 22.4 (P) 22.7                  

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

 

2014

209,326 209,410 210,158 208,903 210,765 211,796 213,379 211,253 209,445 211,014 211,118 210,509 210,590

2015

210,865 209,491 (P) 209,584                    

Employment

 

2014

195,829 195,906 197,025 198,245 198,681 199,579 200,699 199,210 199,238 201,293 201,480 201,589 199,065

2015

199,370 198,253 (P) 198,735                    

Unemployment

 

2014

13,497 13,504 13,133 10,658 12,084 12,217 12,680 12,043 10,207 9,721 9,638 8,920 11,525

2015

11,495 11,238 (P) 10,849                    

Unemployment Rate

 

2014

6.4 6.4 6.2 5.1 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.7 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.2 5.5

2015

5.5 5.4 (P) 5.2                    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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