Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,175,200 jobs in New Jersey in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,425,439 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 17,800 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,665 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,175,200 +17,800 +217,300
CPS 4,425,439 +15,665 +90,815

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 53,200 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 679,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,569,196 in December 2019. 143,757 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 607,689 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 4,175,200 17,800 4,425,439 15,665
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
July 2021 4,038,400 33,000 4,374,761 4,918
June 2021 4,005,400 12,600 4,369,843 7,859
May 2021 3,992,800 15,700 4,361,984 12,087
April 2021 3,977,100 19,200 4,349,897 15,273