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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 118,600 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 104,786 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 500 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,600 +500 -15,900
CPS 104,786 -39 -10,768

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 September 2006 at 154,500. Since then 35,900 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,100 in May 2020, Atlantic City has gained 33,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,421 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 26,635 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 81,940, Atlantic City has added 22,846 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 118,600 500 104,786 -39
January 2021 118,100 900 104,825 2,093
December 2020 117,200 -700 102,732 -271
November 2020 117,900 1,400 103,003 1,609
October 2020 116,500 1,000 101,394 1,785
September 2020 115,500 6,700 99,609 1,735
August 2020 108,800 4,000 97,874 4,342
July 2020 104,800 17,500 93,532 10,278
June 2020 87,300 2,200 83,254 105
May 2020 85,100 -5,500 83,149 1,209
April 2020 90,600 -43,800 81,940 -33,792
March 2020 134,400 -100 115,732 178