Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,178,000 jobs in New Jersey in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,297,507 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 15,800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 611 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,178,000 +15,800 +63,200
CPS 4,297,507 +611 -19,631

New Jersey Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New Jersey 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 in New Jersey

CES employment in February 2018 for New Jersey is at a new high of 4,178,000.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,318,174 in March 2017. 20,667 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 4,296,896, New Jersey has added 611 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 4,178,000 15,800 4,297,507 611
January 2018 4,162,200 15,400 4,296,896 -3,278
December 2017 4,146,800 -3,700 4,300,174 223
November 2017 4,150,500 5,700 4,299,951 -1,138
October 2017 4,144,800 6,900 4,301,089 -3,467
September 2017 4,137,899 3,699 4,304,556 -3,798
August 2017 4,134,200 9,200 4,308,354 -4,043
July 2017 4,125,000 -10,600 4,312,397 -2,770
June 2017 4,135,600 13,600 4,315,167 -1,815
May 2017 4,122,000 6,300 4,316,982 -1,049
April 2017 4,115,700 2,500 4,318,031 -143
March 2017 4,113,200 -1,600 4,318,174 1,036