Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,218,300 jobs in New Jersey in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,494,168 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 6,300 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 11,382 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,218,300 +6,300 +179,900
CPS 4,494,168 +11,382 +119,407

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 4,228,400. Since then 10,100 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,495,800 in April 2020, New Jersey has gained 722,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,569,196 in December 2019. 75,028 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,817,750, New Jersey has added 676,418 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 4,218,300 6,300 4,494,168 11,382
June 2022 4,212,000 9,000 4,482,786 15,813
May 2022 4,203,000 10,600 4,466,973 22,343
April 2022 4,192,399 15,699 4,444,630 19,207
March 2022 4,176,700 19,300 4,425,423 15,649
February 2022 4,157,399 29,199 4,409,774 6,238
January 2022 4,128,200 11,400 4,403,536 4,974
December 2021 4,116,800 13,400 4,398,562 2,182
November 2021 4,103,399 25,399 4,396,380 4,312
October 2021 4,078,000 11,100 4,392,068 7,108
September 2021 4,066,900 22,200 4,384,960 5,344
August 2021 4,044,700 6,300 4,379,616 4,855