Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,179,200 jobs in New Jersey in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,282,332 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 4,099 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,519 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,179,200 +4,099 +57,200
CPS 4,282,332 -3,519 -34,650

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 March 2018 for New Jersey at 4,181,500. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,175,100 in April 2018, New Jersey has gained 4,099 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,318,174 in March 2017. 35,842 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 4,179,200 4,099 4,282,332 -3,519
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
October 2017 4,144,800 6,900 4,301,089 -3,467
September 2017 4,137,899 3,699 4,304,556 -3,798
August 2017 4,134,200 9,200 4,308,354 -4,043
July 2017 4,125,000 -10,600 4,312,397 -2,770
June 2017 4,135,600 13,600 4,315,167 -1,815