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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 126,100 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 109,070 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 2,100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 224 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 126,100 +2,100 +8,200
CPS 109,070 +224 +5,245

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 28,400 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 41,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,239 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 22,169 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 31,672 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 126,100 2,100 109,070 224
October 2021 124,000 2,800 108,846 3,694
September 2021 121,200 1,300 105,152 -83
August 2021 119,900 200 105,235 -293
July 2021 119,700 -800 105,528 -199
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