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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 137,500 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 121,094 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 479 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 137,500 +200 +14,800
CPS 121,094 +479 +8,630

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 17,000 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 52,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,239 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 10,145 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 78,948, Atlantic City has added 42,146 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 137,500 200 121,094 479
August 2022 137,300 900 120,615 51
July 2022 136,400 -300 120,564 18
June 2022 136,700 600 120,546 498
May 2022 136,100 400 120,048 778
April 2022 135,700 1,500 119,270 882
March 2022 134,200 2,400 118,388 948
February 2022 131,800 1,400 117,440 800
January 2022 130,400 2,600 116,640 617
December 2021 127,800 2,100 116,023 -5
November 2021 125,700 1,500 116,028 2,986
October 2021 124,200 1,500 113,042 578