Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 3,896,300 jobs in New Jersey in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,063,590 employed persons for the month. New Jersey added 7,100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,165 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 3,896,300 +7,100 -322,900
CPS 4,063,590 +12,165 -305,373

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 4,241,900. Since then 345,600 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey. From a trough of 3,410,600 in April 2020, New Jersey has gained 485,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Jersey reached a maximum of 4,419,828 in March 2020. 356,238 jobs have been lost in New Jersey since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,751,422, New Jersey has added 312,168 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 3,896,300 7,100 4,063,590 12,165
October 2020 3,889,200 -2,900 4,051,425 16,078
September 2020 3,892,100 74,100 4,035,347 -33,052
August 2020 3,818,000 64,000 4,068,399 130,596
July 2020 3,754,000 132,000 3,937,803 155,202
June 2020 3,622,000 122,500 3,782,601 -52,927
May 2020 3,499,500 88,900 3,835,528 84,106
April 2020 3,410,600 -756,200 3,751,422 -668,406
March 2020 4,166,800 -75,100 4,419,828 29,573
February 2020 4,241,900 1,100 4,390,255 10,832
January 2020 4,240,800 14,400 4,379,423 12,081
December 2019 4,226,400 7,200 4,367,342 -1,621