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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 134,500 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,334 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 21 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 134,500 -200 +6,700
CPS 115,334 -21 +1,512

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 20,000 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 126,500 in April 2017, Atlantic City has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,443 for Atlantic City in July 2006. 16,109 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 4,083 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 134,500 -200 115,334 -21
January 2019 134,700 1,000 115,355 -1,667
December 2018 133,700 0 117,022 244
November 2018 133,700 0 116,778 143
October 2018 133,700 300 116,635 634
September 2018 133,400 -400 116,001 10
August 2018 133,800 0 115,991 955
July 2018 133,800 800 115,036 3,088
June 2018 133,000 5,000 111,948 -168
May 2018 128,000 -100 112,116 -941
April 2018 128,100 300 113,057 -459
March 2018 127,800 0 113,516 -306