Department of Numbers

Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 267,600 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 190,067 employed persons for the month. Trenton lost 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,013 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 267,600 -400 -1,800
CPS 190,067 -1,013 -2,442

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 August 2017 at 270,500. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 193,976 for Trenton in April 2017. 3,909 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 267,600 -400 190,067 -1,013
October 2017 268,000 -2,500 191,080 -1,500
September 2017 270,500 0 192,580 157
August 2017 270,500 2,200 192,423 -27
July 2017 268,300 -2,100 192,450 -605
June 2017 270,400 1,300 193,055 -312
May 2017 269,100 -900 193,367 -609
April 2017 270,000 500 193,976 432
March 2017 269,500 1,100 193,544 797
February 2017 268,400 900 192,747 131
January 2017 267,500 -1,300 192,616 -108
December 2016 268,800 -600 192,724 215