Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 3,981,000 jobs in New Jersey in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,110,599 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 20,300 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,748 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,981,000 +20,300 +205,800
CPS 4,110,599 +5,748 +90,088

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 peaked in February 2020 for New Jersey at 4,229,600. Since then 248,600 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,512,400 in April 2020, New Jersey has gained 468,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,415,112 in December 2019. 304,513 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,735,350, New Jersey has added 375,249 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 3,981,000 20,300 4,110,599 5,748
July 2021 3,960,700 21,200 4,104,851 7,358
June 2021 3,939,500 20,500 4,097,493 2,172
May 2021 3,919,000 17,200 4,095,321 6,156
April 2021 3,901,800 4,900 4,089,165 5,599
March 2021 3,896,900 20,400 4,083,566 24,635
February 2021 3,876,500 10,800 4,058,931 -926
January 2021 3,865,700 800 4,059,857 20,289
December 2020 3,864,900 -6,100 4,039,568 -2,429
November 2020 3,871,000 8,500 4,041,997 -1,312
October 2020 3,862,500 2,000 4,043,309 7,957
September 2020 3,860,500 85,300 4,035,352 14,841