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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Reading, Pennsylvania Metro Area

MSA: Reading, PA
county: Berks
Population (2016 estimate): 415,000
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.2%
NFP Employment (2016): 177,000
Average Earnings (2016): $45,690

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 6,160 35.8 0.7 $102,950
Business and Financial Operations 6,160 35.8 0.7 $61,150
IT and Mathematical 2,350 13.6 0.5 $69,640
Architecture and Engineering 3,480 20.2 1.1 $69,020
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 700 4.1 0.5 $54,260
Community and Social Services 2,870 16.7 1.2 $42,800
Legal and Judicial 890 5.2 0.7 $62,560
Education, Training, and Library 10,440 60.7 1.0 $51,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1,290 7.5 0.6 $40,470
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 9,930 57.8 1.0 $60,000
Healthcare Support 6,620 38.5 1.3 $27,180
Protective Services 2,610 15.2 0.6 $42,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related 13,850 80.6 0.9 $19,570
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 5,590 32.5 1.0 $26,530
Personal Care and Services 5,090 29.6 0.9 $23,280
Sales and Related 16,340 95.1 0.9 $25,340
Office and Administrative Support 26,120 151.9 1.0 $33,850
Construction and Extraction 5,660 32.9 0.8 $44,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 7,760 45.2 1.2 $45,250
Production 21,040 122.4 1.9 $39,130
Transportation and Material Moving 16,570 96.4 1.4 $34,730

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