What kind of jobs are there in Reading, PA?

Among the Reading metro area's largest employers are East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., Tower Health and the state and local governments. There are also a fair number of opportunities in education with the Reading School District. Additionally, Reading is home to a number of major retail headquarters, including Boscov's department store and Redner's Warehouse Markets.

Although Reading's unemployment rate is higher than the national average. Additionally, Reading residents earn less than the average American, though this is offset by the region's relatively low cost of living.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.1 /10

How we calculate this.


Reading has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Reading
$48,480

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

4.3%
of people are without a job

0.6 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.