Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,081,800 jobs in New Jersey in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,322,323 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 3,900 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 622 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,081,800 +3,900 +21,400
CPS 4,322,323 +622 -8,985

New Jersey Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New Jersey as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in New Jersey

CES employment peaked in January 2008 for New Jersey at 4,092,600. Since then 10,800 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,833,200 in September 2010, New Jersey has gained 248,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,378,938 in March 2016. 56,615 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 4,316,727, New Jersey has added 5,596 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 4,081,800 3,900 4,322,323 622
October 2016 4,077,900 -9,300 4,321,701 2,300
September 2016 4,087,200 4,900 4,319,401 2,674
August 2016 4,082,300 3,700 4,316,727 -15,336
July 2016 4,078,600 -7,800 4,332,063 -14,776
June 2016 4,086,400 16,100 4,346,839 -14,414
May 2016 4,070,300 -2,600 4,361,253 -11,382
April 2016 4,072,900 -1,000 4,372,635 -6,303
March 2016 4,073,900 22,000 4,378,938 11,356
February 2016 4,051,900 -5,200 4,367,582 12,778
January 2016 4,057,100 -15,700 4,354,804 13,922
December 2015 4,072,800 12,400 4,340,882 9,574