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 (P) 178.4                  

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 (P) 7.6                  

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 (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 (P) 33.4                  

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 (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 (P) 6.0                  

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 (P) 24.1                  

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 (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 (P) 15.1                  

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 (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 (P) 21.8                  

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 (P) 215,595                    

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 (P) 204,817                    

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 (P) 10,778                    

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 (P) 5.0                    

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

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