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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 278,600 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,399 employed persons for the month. Trenton added 1,900 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 779 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 278,600 +1,900 +9,800
CPS 194,399 +779 +4,116

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 284,800. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 252,700 in April 2020, Trenton has gained 25,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 201,242 for Trenton in December 2019. 6,843 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 179,443, Trenton has added 14,956 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 278,600 1,900 194,399 779
October 2021 276,700 1,600 193,620 506
September 2021 275,100 1,700 193,114 -108
August 2021 273,400 100 193,222 -318
July 2021 273,300 6,900 193,540 3,481
June 2021 266,400 -500 190,059 -442
May 2021 266,900 -100 190,501 -147
April 2021 267,000 -1,000 190,648 -237
March 2021 268,000 -700 190,885 259
February 2021 268,700 200 190,626 68
January 2021 268,500 -300 190,558 289
December 2020 268,800 0 190,269 -14