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

 

2013

167.9 168.4 169.4 170.8 171.8 169.2 167.1 168.5 170.4 171.3 172.3 171.8 169.9

2014

167.9 168.6 168.8 170.2 170.9 168.7 167.9 168.0 (P) 169.6        

Mining, Logging, & Construction

 

2013

6.7 6.5 6.8 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 6.8 7.2

2014

6.4 6.4 6.7 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.6 7.7 (P) 7.6        

Manufacturing

 

2013

29.7 29.8 29.8 29.8 29.8 30.1 30.0 29.8 29.9 29.8 30.0 30.0 29.9

2014

30.0 30.0 29.9 30.0 30.0 30.3 30.4 30.1 (P) 30.0        

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

 

2013

32.2 31.8 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.5 32.3 32.4 32.3 32.7 33.4 34.1 32.5

2014

32.7 32.5 32.0 32.3 32.9 33.0 33.1 32.9 (P) 32.3        

Information

 

2013

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3

2014

1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 (P) 1.2        

Financial Activities

 

2013

6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1

2014

5.9 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 (P) 5.8        

Professional & Business Services

 

2013

20.6 20.5 20.5 21.2 21.3 21.5 21.5 22.1 21.8 21.8 21.8 21.7 21.4

2014

21.1 21.2 21.2 21.4 21.3 21.6 21.7 21.7 (P) 22.1        

Educational & Health Services

 

2013

28.4 28.7 28.7 28.8 28.4 28.0 27.8 27.8 28.2 28.4 28.5 28.1 28.3

2014

28.0 28.2 28.3 28.3 28.2 27.9 27.9 27.9 (P) 27.7        

Leisure & Hospitality

 

2013

13.8 13.7 14.0 14.1 14.8 14.9 14.7 14.9 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.8 14.2

2014

13.8 13.6 13.7 14.0 14.4 14.6 14.5 14.6 (P) 14.1        

Other Services

 

2013

7.2 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.3

2014

7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.4 (P) 7.3        

Government

 

2013

22.0 22.9 22.9 23.0 23.2 19.9 18.5 19.2 22.1 22.6 22.7 22.6 21.8

2014

21.5 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.3 19.4 18.0 18.6 (P) 21.5        

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

 

2013

205,837 204,154 203,811 203,612 206,086 205,800 206,467 205,874 204,474 203,308 203,940 203,106 204,705

2014

202,071 202,049 202,014 200,198 201,279 200,394 202,197 200,396 (P) 199,505        

Employment

 

2013

187,996 187,166 187,790 188,884 190,643 189,129 190,383 190,240 190,355 189,520 190,742 190,976 189,485

2014

188,720 188,969 189,247 190,132 189,768 188,700 190,094 188,227 (P) 189,664        

Unemployment

 

2013

17,841 16,988 16,021 14,728 15,443 16,671 16,084 15,634 14,119 13,788 13,198 12,130 15,220

2014

13,351 13,080 12,767 10,066 11,511 11,694 12,103 12,169 (P) 9,841        

Unemployment Rate

 

2013

8.7 8.3 7.9 7.2 7.5 8.1 7.8 7.6 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.0 7.4

2014

6.6 6.5 6.3 5.0 5.7 5.8 6.0 6.1 (P) 4.9        

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

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