Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,103,600 jobs in New Jersey in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,341,424 employed persons for the month. New Jersey lost 13,099 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,963 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,103,600 -13,099 +43,100
CPS 4,341,424 -1,963 +58,078

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 February 2017 for New Jersey at 4,128,500. Since then 24,899 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,343,387 in April 2017. 1,963 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 4,103,600 -13,099 4,341,424 -1,963
April 2017 4,116,700 700 4,343,387 11,197
March 2017 4,116,000 -12,500 4,332,190 10,663
February 2017 4,128,500 10,899 4,321,527 12,965
January 2017 4,117,600 13,900 4,308,562 13,233
December 2016 4,103,700 8,900 4,295,329 752
November 2016 4,094,800 -900 4,294,577 1,339
October 2016 4,095,700 0 4,293,238 1,942
September 2016 4,095,700 4,400 4,291,296 2,741
August 2016 4,091,300 6,300 4,288,555 2,954
July 2016 4,085,000 15,100 4,285,601 2,037
June 2016 4,069,900 9,400 4,283,564 218