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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 131,800 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,325 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 500 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 131,800 +500 +4,600
CPS 113,325 -191 +851

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Atlantic City 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 for Atlantic City, New Jersey

CES employment for Atlantic City peaked in July 2006 at 154,800. Since then 23,000 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 127,000 in July 2017, Atlantic City has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,443 for Atlantic City in July 2006. 18,118 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 111,251, Atlantic City has added 2,074 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 131,800 500 113,325 -191
March 2018 131,300 300 113,516 -306
February 2018 131,000 300 113,822 481
January 2018 130,699 -300 113,341 -429
December 2017 131,000 800 113,770 708
November 2017 130,199 399 113,062 730
October 2017 129,800 1,900 112,332 614
September 2017 127,900 600 111,718 467
August 2017 127,300 300 111,251 -10
July 2017 127,000 -300 111,261 -345
June 2017 127,300 -500 111,606 -370
May 2017 127,800 600 111,976 -498