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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 135,300 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,476 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City added 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 207 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 135,300 +200 +1,500
CPS 115,476 +207 +2,060

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 19,200 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 8,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,421 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 15,945 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey. From a February 2018 low of 109,292, Atlantic City has added 6,184 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 135,300 200 115,476 207
June 2019 135,100 1,200 115,269 160
May 2019 133,900 -100 115,109 -15
April 2019 134,000 -600 115,124 143
March 2019 134,600 -300 114,981 358
February 2019 134,900 200 114,623 402
January 2019 134,700 1,000 114,221 261
December 2018 133,700 0 113,960 -19
November 2018 133,700 0 113,979 20
October 2018 133,700 300 113,959 137
September 2018 133,400 -400 113,822 196
August 2018 133,800 0 113,626 210