Reading is considered a Medium City with a population of 267,300 and 16,340 businesses. 86 in 2018 were added to the Reading Chamber of Commerce business directory which was less than 2017 which had 113.
The economy of Reading employs 165,459 people and has an unemployment rate of 16.9%. Some of the largest industries in Reading are Professional Services (1,059),Restaurants (721), and Entertainment Agencies & Bureaus (337).
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