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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 282,600 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 203,360 employed persons for the month. Trenton added 800 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 282,600 +800 +10,300
CPS 203,360 +12 +2,807

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Trenton, New Jersey Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Trenton 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 Trenton, New Jersey

CES employment for Trenton peaked in February 2020 at 284,600. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 252,600 in April 2020, Trenton has gained 30,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,504 for Trenton in December 2019. 5,144 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 183,298, Trenton has added 20,062 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 282,600 800 203,360 12
March 2022 281,800 1,800 203,348 196
February 2022 280,000 2,300 203,152 -196
January 2022 277,700 200 203,348 90
December 2021 277,500 600 203,258 -77
November 2021 276,900 -100 203,335 32
October 2021 277,000 2,500 203,303 445
September 2021 274,500 -100 202,858 630
August 2021 274,600 800 202,228 634
July 2021 273,800 1,000 201,594 544
June 2021 272,800 1,000 201,050 318
May 2021 271,800 -500 200,732 179