New Jersey Job Growth
There were 3,915,400 jobs in New Jersey in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,095,293 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 13,600 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,128 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.
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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 4,229,600. Since then 314,200 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,512,400 in April 2020, New Jersey has gained 403,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,415,112 in December 2019. 319,819 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,735,350, New Jersey has added 359,943 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
New Jersey Employment History