Department of Numbers

New Jersey Job Growth

There were 4,197,200 jobs in New Jersey in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 4,335,157 employed persons for the month. New Jersey lost 200 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 20,123 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Jersey job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 4,197,200 -200 +44,599
CPS 4,335,157 +20,123 +87,675

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 June 2019 for New Jersey at 4,202,500. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in New Jersey according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in New Jersey for September 2019 is at a new high of 4,335,157.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 4,197,200 -200 4,335,157 20,123
August 2019 4,197,400 -1,900 4,315,034 16,258
July 2019 4,199,300 -3,200 4,298,776 11,898
June 2019 4,202,500 8,100 4,286,878 7,116
May 2019 4,194,400 -7,000 4,279,762 4,932
April 2019 4,201,400 8,900 4,274,830 3,703
March 2019 4,192,500 6,300 4,271,127 6,127
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