Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Reading

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Reading Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Aug 2022
Reading, PA: Nonfarm employment and labor force data Employment, Unemployment Table Aug 2022
Mid-Atlantic - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Aug 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Reading – May 2017 Employment, Pay News Release May 2018
Occupational Employment and Wages for Teachers in Pennsylvania’s Metropolitan Areas – May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2017
Reading, PA Economy at a Glance:
Reading, PA
Data Series Back
Data
Jan
2022
Feb
2022
Mar
2022
Apr
2022
May
2022
June
2022

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

208.2 207.7 209.1 208.3 212.1 (p)211.9

Employment(1)

196.2 197.1 199.3 199.3 203.2 (p)201.8

Unemployment(1)

12.0 10.6 9.8 9.0 8.9 (p)10.2

Unemployment Rate(2)

5.8 5.1 4.7 4.3 4.2 (p)4.8

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

167.5 169.8 170.7 172.0 172.9 (p)173.3

12-month % change

0.9 2.0 1.7 2.1 2.3 (p)1.9

Mining, Logging, and Construction(3)

6.9 6.8 7.0 7.4 7.5 (p)7.7

12-month % change

-4.2 0.0 -2.8 -2.6 -2.6 (p)-2.5

Manufacturing(3)

29.4 30.2 30.2 30.2 30.4 (p)30.7

12-month % change

0.7 3.8 2.7 3.4 4.1 (p)3.7

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

34.9 35.1 35.2 35.2 35.4 (p)35.5

12-month % change

3.9 5.4 5.7 6.0 6.0 (p)6.6

Information(3)

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (p)1.0

12-month % change

11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 (p)0.0

Financial Activities(3)

6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 (p)6.5

12-month % change

0.0 -1.5 -1.5 -3.0 -3.0 (p)-3.0

Professional and Business Services(3)

20.3 20.5 20.9 21.4 21.3 (p)21.3

12-month % change

-3.8 -3.3 -0.5 0.9 0.5 (p)-0.5

Education and Health Services(3)

29.4 29.6 29.7 29.7 29.9 (p)29.8

12-month % change

-2.0 -2.0 -2.3 -2.0 -1.0 (p)0.3

Leisure and Hospitality(3)

12.4 12.5 12.6 13.0 13.5 (p)14.2

12-month % change

10.7 8.7 5.9 6.6 6.3 (p)5.2

Other Services(3)

7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9 (p)8.0

12-month % change

8.3 6.8 6.8 4.0 3.9 (p)3.9

Government(3)

18.9 19.8 19.8 19.8 19.5 (p)18.6

12-month % change

-1.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 (p)-3.1

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, not seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, not seasonally adjusted. See About the data.
(p) Preliminary