Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,257,900 jobs in New Jersey in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,548,798 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 11,700 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,011 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,257,900 +11,700 +154,500
CPS 4,548,798 +12,011 +152,418

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 November 2022 for New Jersey is at a new high of 4,257,900.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,569,196 in December 2019. 20,398 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 731,048 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 4,257,900 11,700 4,548,798 12,011
October 2022 4,246,200 -2,500 4,536,787 14,913
September 2022 4,248,700 12,900 4,521,874 16,842
August 2022 4,235,800 10,000 4,505,032 10,758
July 2022 4,225,800 13,800 4,494,274 11,488
June 2022 4,212,000 9,000 4,482,786 15,813
May 2022 4,203,000 10,600 4,466,973 22,343
April 2022 4,192,399 15,699 4,444,630 19,207
March 2022 4,176,700 19,300 4,425,423 15,649
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