Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,189,800 jobs in New Jersey in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,271,051 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 3,600 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,051 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,189,800 +3,600 +44,800
CPS 4,271,051 +6,051 +43,281

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 January 2019 for New Jersey at 4,191,300. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 4,186,200 in February 2019, New Jersey has gained 3,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,279,348 in February 2008. 8,297 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 4,098,084, New Jersey has added 172,967 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 4,189,800 3,600 4,271,051 6,051
February 2019 4,186,200 -5,100 4,265,000 5,746
January 2019 4,191,300 12,199 4,259,254 7,238
December 2018 4,179,100 500 4,252,016 -177
November 2018 4,178,600 3,000 4,252,193 827
October 2018 4,175,600 23,000 4,251,366 3,884
September 2018 4,152,600 -1,099 4,247,482 4,700
August 2018 4,153,700 0 4,242,782 4,211
July 2018 4,153,700 -3,300 4,238,571 3,855
June 2018 4,157,000 9,100 4,234,716 2,478
May 2018 4,147,899 -100 4,232,238 2,149
April 2018 4,148,000 3,000 4,230,089 2,319