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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 128,000 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,136 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 305 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 128,000 +400 -1,199
CPS 113,136 -305 -2,727

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 26,800 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 127,300 in June 2016, Atlantic City has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,443 for Atlantic City in July 2006. 18,307 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 128,000 400 113,136 -305
October 2016 127,600 -300 113,441 -592
September 2016 127,900 -1,400 114,033 -912
August 2016 129,300 500 114,945 176
July 2016 128,800 1,500 114,769 616
June 2016 127,300 -1,100 114,153 -1,062
May 2016 128,400 -1,700 115,215 -1,141
April 2016 130,100 500 116,356 -886
March 2016 129,600 -99 117,242 244
February 2016 129,699 899 116,998 951
January 2016 128,800 -99 116,047 -235
December 2015 128,900 -299 116,282 419