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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 268,500 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 193,883 employed persons for the month. Trenton lost 1,100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 678 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 268,500 -1,100 +3,900
CPS 193,883 +678 +4

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

Trenton, New Jersey Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Trenton peaked in November 2016 at 269,600. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 194,336 for Trenton in February 2016. 453 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 191,409, Trenton has added 2,474 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 268,500 -1,100 193,883 678
November 2016 269,600 3,700 193,205 1,540
October 2016 265,900 -1,700 191,665 -120
September 2016 267,600 1,300 191,785 376
August 2016 266,300 -400 191,409 -560
July 2016 266,700 1,100 191,969 -186
June 2016 265,600 700 192,155 -252
May 2016 264,900 900 192,407 -409
April 2016 264,000 600 192,816 -1,478
March 2016 263,400 -500 194,294 -42
February 2016 263,900 -800 194,336 258
January 2016 264,700 100 194,078 199