Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,136,700 jobs in New Jersey in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,285,448 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 6,400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 14,866 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,136,700 +6,400 +41,900
CPS 4,285,448 -14,866 -9,129

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 in November 2017 for New Jersey is at a new high of 4,136,700.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,343,387 in April 2017. 57,939 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 4,136,700 6,400 4,285,448 -14,866
October 2017 4,130,300 6,300 4,300,314 -10,995
September 2017 4,124,000 -6,500 4,311,309 -2,669
August 2017 4,130,500 1,300 4,313,978 -10,755
July 2017 4,129,200 6,700 4,324,733 -8,592
June 2017 4,122,500 14,899 4,333,325 -8,427
May 2017 4,107,600 -9,099 4,341,752 -1,635
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