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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 116,500 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,811 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 1,700 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,417 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,500 +1,700 -15,700
CPS 102,811 +1,417 -12,258

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 38,000 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 88,300 in April 2020, Atlantic City has gained 28,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,421 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 28,610 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 20,871 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 116,500 1,700 102,811 1,417
October 2020 114,800 1,300 101,394 1,785
September 2020 113,500 5,400 99,609 1,735
August 2020 108,100 3,000 97,874 4,342
July 2020 105,100 10,900 93,532 10,278
June 2020 94,200 4,500 83,254 105
May 2020 89,700 1,400 83,149 1,209
April 2020 88,300 -41,700 81,940 -33,792
March 2020 130,000 -2,800 115,732 178
February 2020 132,800 -100 115,554 408
January 2020 132,900 100 115,146 -89
December 2019 132,800 600 115,235 166