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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 89,600 jobs in Atlantic City, New Jersey in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,152 employed persons for the month. Atlantic City lost 40,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 32,580 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Atlantic City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 89,600 -40,400 -43,500
CPS 83,152 -32,580 -31,220

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 64,900 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 131,421 for Atlantic City in August 2006. 48,269 jobs have been lost in Atlantic City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Atlantic City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 89,600 -40,400 83,152 -32,580
March 2020 130,000 -2,800 115,732 178
February 2020 132,800 -100 115,554 408
January 2020 132,900 100 115,146 -89
December 2019 132,800 600 115,235 166
November 2019 132,200 100 115,069 209
October 2019 132,100 500 114,860 206
September 2019 131,600 -800 114,654 208
August 2019 132,400 -300 114,446 174
July 2019 132,700 0 114,272 63
June 2019 132,700 600 114,209 -50
May 2019 132,100 -1,000 114,259 -113