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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 130,500 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,115 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 500 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 188 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 130,500 +500 +1,100
CPS 115,115 -188 +352

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 24,300 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 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,443 for Atlantic City in July 2006. 16,328 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2015 low of 114,458, Atlantic City has added 657 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 130,500 500 115,115 -188
April 2017 130,000 -199 115,303 -89
March 2017 130,199 99 115,392 349
February 2017 130,100 100 115,043 522
January 2017 130,000 -400 114,521 -222
December 2016 130,400 -400 114,743 -54
November 2016 130,800 200 114,797 -54
October 2016 130,600 799 114,851 27
September 2016 129,800 400 114,824 63
August 2016 129,400 500 114,761 138
July 2016 128,900 700 114,623 105
June 2016 128,199 -1,200 114,518 -245