Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 3,630,400 jobs in New Jersey in June 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,774,660 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 130,900 jobs in June 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 60,868 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,630,400 +130,900 -561,600
CPS 3,774,660 -60,868 -548,583

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 4,241,900. Since then 611,500 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,410,600 in April 2020, New Jersey has gained 219,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,419,828 in March 2020. 645,168 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,751,422, New Jersey has added 23,238 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2020

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2020 3,630,400 130,900 3,774,660 -60,868
May 2020 3,499,500 88,900 3,835,528 84,106
April 2020 3,410,600 -756,200 3,751,422 -668,406
March 2020 4,166,800 -75,100 4,419,828 29,573
February 2020 4,241,900 1,100 4,390,255 10,832
January 2020 4,240,800 14,400 4,379,423 12,081
December 2019 4,226,400 7,200 4,367,342 -1,621
November 2019 4,219,200 7,700 4,368,963 -152
October 2019 4,211,500 12,500 4,369,115 7,363
September 2019 4,199,000 700 4,361,752 11,583
August 2019 4,198,300 1,800 4,350,169 13,433
July 2019 4,196,500 4,500 4,336,736 13,493