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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 130,000 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,870 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City lost 0 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 773 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,000 0 0
CPS 114,870 +773 -2,128

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Atlantic City 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 for Atlantic City, New Jersey

CES employment for Atlantic City peaked in July 2006 at 154,800. Since then 24,800 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 128,199 in June 2016, Atlantic City has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,443 for Atlantic City in July 2006. 16,573 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 113,068, Atlantic City has added 1,802 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 130,000 0 114,870 773
January 2017 130,000 -400 114,097 1,029
December 2016 130,400 -400 113,068 -8
November 2016 130,800 200 113,076 -365
October 2016 130,600 799 113,441 -592
September 2016 129,800 400 114,033 -912
August 2016 129,400 500 114,945 176
July 2016 128,900 700 114,769 616
June 2016 128,199 -1,200 114,153 -1,062
May 2016 129,400 -500 115,215 -1,141
April 2016 129,900 -200 116,356 -886
March 2016 130,100 100 117,242 244