Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,213,300 jobs in New Jersey in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,308,750 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 17,400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 8,150 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,213,300 +17,400 +68,500
CPS 4,308,750 +8,150 +7,661

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 October 2018 for New Jersey is at a new high of 4,213,300.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,318,174 in March 2017. 9,424 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a May 2018 low of 4,282,401, New Jersey has added 26,349 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 4,213,300 17,400 4,308,750 8,150
September 2018 4,195,900 1,000 4,300,600 3,360
August 2018 4,194,900 799 4,297,240 6,549
July 2018 4,194,100 6,600 4,290,691 6,980
June 2018 4,187,500 7,500 4,283,711 1,310
May 2018 4,180,000 4,899 4,282,401 -3,450
April 2018 4,175,100 -6,399 4,285,851 -7,048
March 2018 4,181,500 6,300 4,292,899 -4,458
February 2018 4,175,200 13,000 4,297,357 461
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