Reading, Pennsylvania 

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Economy in Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading has an unemployment rate of 6.7%. The US average is 3.9%.

Reading has seen the job market increase by 0.6% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 21.0%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Reading
- The Sales Tax Rate for Reading is 6.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Reading is 6.5%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Reading
- The average income of a Reading resident is $13,339 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Reading resident is $26,867 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYReading, PennsylvaniaUnited States
  6.7%3.7%
  0.6%1.6%
  21.0%33.5%
  6.0%6.2%
  6.5%4.6%
  $13,912$31,177
  $28,755$57,652
  $32,181$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  4.3%1.3%
  0.0%0.6%
  4.3%6.2%
  26.2%10.4%
  3.5%2.7%
  11.7%11.6%
  4.5%4.1%
  0.6%0.9%
  0.8%2.1%
  2.1%4.7%
  1.2%1.9%
  2.2%6.7%
  0.0%0.1%
  5.7%4.3%
  4.8%9.3%
  13.2%13.8%
  0.7%2.2%
  8.2%7.4%
  3.8%4.9%
  2.0%4.8%
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    Reviews for Reading    16 Reviews
    Reading realities - 3/27/2015
    Having lived in Reading in the 1960's and early 1970's I can definitely say the city has gone downhill as it has in reality been a victim of two major forces; first... Read More

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    Best Time of Year - 5/21/2014
    Berks County is beautiful in the fall. Cool, crisp air and the trees are a pallet of... Read More

    Relocation - 4/14/2013
    Well to start, in the past 8 years ive lived in 7 states, some pros and cons. Tucson I loved in all respects except its not as nice as living in a small town but it... Read More


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