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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 119,300 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,534 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City lost 1,200 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 193 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 119,300 -1,200 +14,500
CPS 105,534 -193 +10,157

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 35,200 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 34,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,239 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 25,705 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 77,398, Atlantic City has added 28,136 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 119,300 -1,200 105,534 -193
June 2021 120,500 -300 105,727 188
May 2021 120,800 1,000 105,539 181
April 2021 119,800 900 105,358 33
March 2021 118,900 300 105,325 217
February 2021 118,600 500 105,108 220
January 2021 118,100 900 104,888 253
December 2020 117,200 -700 104,635 810
November 2020 117,900 1,400 103,825 1,094
October 2020 116,500 1,000 102,731 1,595
September 2020 115,500 6,700 101,136 2,373
August 2020 108,800 4,000 98,763 3,386