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

2016

174.4 174.8 175.7 177.4 177.5 175.9 174.9 174.8 178.1 178.7 180.1 179.8 176.8

2017

175.7 177.6 177.9 179.3 179.8 179.3 178.8 179.3 180.4 181.3 (p)182.3    

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2016

7.3 7.0 7.5 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.1 7.8 7.9

2017

7.4 7.2 7.4 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.5 8.2 8.2 (p)8.2    

Manufacturing

2016

30.8 30.6 30.6 30.4 30.4 30.6 30.6 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.8 30.6

2017

30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.4 30.5 (p)30.5    

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2016

33.7 33.4 33.5 33.8 34.0 33.7 33.7 33.5 33.7 34.0 34.8 35.2 33.9

2017

33.9 33.9 33.8 33.9 34.1 33.9 34.0 34.2 34.4 34.5 (p)35.2    

Information

2016

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

2017

1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1 (p)1.2    

Financial Activities

2016

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

2017

6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 (p)5.9    

Professional & Business Services

2016

23.3 23.2 23.1 23.6 23.6 23.6 23.7 23.6 23.9 24.0 24.2 23.8 23.6

2017

23.3 23.5 23.5 24.0 24.1 24.4 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.7 (p)24.7    

Educational & Health Services

2016

28.5 29.0 29.2 29.4 29.1 28.8 29.0 28.9 29.7 29.8 30.0 29.8 29.3

2017

29.6 30.1 30.3 30.2 30.0 30.0 30.1 29.9 30.3 30.4 (p)30.5    

Leisure & Hospitality

2016

14.2 14.4 14.6 15.1 15.3 15.5 15.5 15.4 15.1 15.2 15.1 15.0 15.0

2017

14.9 15.4 15.4 15.9 16.2 16.8 17.0 16.9 15.6 15.6 (p)15.5    

Other Services

2016

7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9

2017

7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.2 (p)8.2    

Government

2016

21.8 22.4 22.3 22.4 22.1 20.2 18.7 19.3 21.9 22.0 22.4 22.3 21.5

2017

21.2 22.1 22.0 22.1 21.9 20.3 18.8 19.3 21.9 22.2 (p)22.4    

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

2016

213,062 213,667 215,032 214,022 214,620 215,157 216,662 215,153 214,158 213,586 213,065 211,393 214,132

2017

211,197 212,630 213,611 214,498 215,372 216,283 217,642 215,190 212,827 211,308 (p)211,537    

Employment

2016

202,336 202,681 203,912 203,707 203,986 203,814 204,722 203,421 203,522 203,121 203,428 202,074 203,394

2017

200,932 202,109 203,544 205,126 204,747 206,042 206,961 204,960 203,934 202,984 (p)202,970    

Unemployment

2016

10,726 10,986 11,120 10,315 10,634 11,343 11,940 11,732 10,636 10,465 9,637 9,319 10,738

2017

10,265 10,521 10,067 9,372 10,625 10,241 10,681 10,230 8,893 8,324 (p)8,567    

Unemployment Rate

2016

5.0 5.1 5.2 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.4 5.0

2017

4.9 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.9 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.2 3.9 (p)4.0    

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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