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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

2019

178.6 180.4 181.4 183.4 183.3 182.1 181.0 181.0 183.0 184.2 185.1 185.2 182.4

2020

180.8 (p)182.8                      

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2019

7.5 7.3 7.6 8.1 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7 7.9

2020

7.3 (p)7.2                      

Manufacturing

2019

32.0 32.1 32.3 32.4 32.3 32.3 32.3 32.2 32.1 32.1 32.3 32.4 32.2

2020

32.3 (p)32.3                      

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2019

33.6 33.1 33.3 33.7 33.7 33.4 33.4 33.4 33.5 33.8 34.6 34.7 33.7

2020

33.5 (p)33.3                      

Information

2019

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2

2020

1.1 (p)1.1                      

Financial Activities

2019

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

2020

6.0 (p)6.0                      

Professional & Business Services

2019

23.8 24.1 24.0 24.5 24.8 24.8 25.0 25.1 25.1 25.6 25.7 25.8 24.9

2020

25.5 (p)26.0                      

Educational & Health Services

2019

31.3 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.4 31.9 31.9 32.1 32.7 33.1 33.2 33.1 32.4

2020

32.5 (p)33.2                      

Leisure & Hospitality

2019

14.5 14.8 15.1 15.4 15.6 16.0 16.1 15.9 15.1 14.9 14.6 14.7 15.2

2020

14.4 (p)14.5                      

Other Services

2019

8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

2020

8.0 (p)8.0                      

Government

2019

20.8 21.7 21.7 21.7 20.9 19.8 18.6 18.9 21.2 21.4 21.5 21.5 20.8

2020

20.2 (p)21.2                      

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

2019

212,454 213,733 213,340 212,376 214,897 216,642 218,853 217,656 217,138 218,185 217,367 (p)216,981  

2020

(p)216,740                        

Employment

2019

203,679 204,843 205,167 205,508 206,698 207,827 208,926 207,917 208,575 208,668 208,143 (p)207,479  

2020

(p)205,971                        

Unemployment

2019

8,775 8,890 8,173 6,868 8,199 8,815 9,927 9,739 8,563 9,517 9,224 (p)9,502  

2020

(p)10,769                        

Unemployment Rate

2019

4.1 4.2 3.8 3.2 3.8 4.1 4.5 4.5 3.9 4.4 4.2 (p)4.4  

2020

(p)5.0                        

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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