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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

2020

179.6 180.1 179.7 143.5 152.6 160.0 162.5 163.5 165.9 166.7 168.4 167.4 165.8

2021

163.9 165.0 165.9 165.6 (p)165.5                

Mining, Logging, & Construction

2020

7.3 7.3 7.5 4.8 7.1 7.6 7.8 8.0 7.9 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.4

2021

7.3 7.2 7.5 7.9 (p)8.1                

Manufacturing

2020

31.9 32.0 31.9 24.8 26.9 29.4 28.9 28.6 28.7 28.5 28.6 28.8 29.1

2021

28.6 28.5 28.8 28.7 (p)28.6                

Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

2020

33.4 33.0 32.9 26.4 28.2 30.4 30.6 30.4 31.1 31.8 32.5 32.9 31.1

2021

31.6 31.4 31.5 31.4 (p)31.4                

Information

2020

1.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9

2021

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 (p)0.9                

Financial Activities

2020

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

2021

6.0 5.9 5.9 6.0 (p)6.0                

Professional & Business Services

2020

24.2 24.0 24.1 21.0 21.5 21.9 22.0 22.0 21.9 21.7 22.4 22.2 22.4

2021

21.9 21.8 21.8 21.7 (p)21.5                

Educational & Health Services

2020

32.5 32.6 32.7 28.4 29.0 30.0 30.2 30.4 30.8 31.1 31.3 31.2 30.9

2021

30.7 31.2 31.4 31.0 (p)30.9                

Leisure & Hospitality

2020

14.5 14.6 14.3 6.2 8.1 9.4 11.7 11.9 11.7 11.8 12.0 11.3 11.5

2021

11.2 11.6 11.3 11.1 (p)11.6                

Other Services

2020

8.0 8.1 8.0 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.0

2021

7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3 (p)7.4                

Government

2020

20.7 21.5 21.3 20.0 19.4 18.5 17.6 18.4 19.9 19.7 19.7 19.2 19.7

2021

18.7 19.4 19.6 19.7 (p)19.1                

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

2020

(1)215,313 (1)216,029 (1)214,327 (1)206,114 (1)213,446 (1)214,918 (1)216,070 (1)209,144 (1)209,273 (1)208,121 (1)208,230 (1)206,841 (1)211,486

2021

205,830 208,543 206,742 (p)202,803                  

Employment

2020

(1)204,707 (1)205,296 (1)202,507 (1)168,961 (1)181,667 (1)185,147 (1)186,495 (1)187,075 (1)193,997 (1)194,376 (1)194,447 (1)192,636 (1)191,443

2021

189,237 191,569 191,225 (p)189,955                  

Unemployment

2020

(1)10,606 (1)10,733 (1)11,820 (1)37,153 (1)31,779 (1)29,771 (1)29,575 (1)22,069 (1)15,276 (1)13,745 (1)13,783 (1)14,205 (1)20,043

2021

16,593 16,974 15,517 (p)12,848                  

Unemployment Rate

2020

(1)4.9 (1)5.0 (1)5.5 (1)18.0 (1)14.9 (1)13.9 (1)13.7 (1)10.6 (1)7.3 (1)6.6 (1)6.6 (1)6.9 (1)9.5

2021

8.1 8.1 7.5 (p)6.3                  

Footnotes
(1) Data were subject to revision on April 16, 2021.
(p) Preliminary

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