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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 272,100 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,966 employed persons for the month. Trenton added 800 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,189 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 272,100 +800 +7,000
CPS 191,966 +1,189 -781

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 272,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 193,976 for Trenton in April 2017. 2,010 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 188,988, Trenton has added 2,978 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 272,100 800 191,966 1,189
January 2018 271,300 2,500 190,777 1,789
December 2017 268,800 -1,000 188,988 -977
November 2017 269,800 0 189,965 -1,115
October 2017 269,800 1,600 191,080 -1,500
September 2017 268,200 400 192,580 157
August 2017 267,800 1,300 192,423 -27
July 2017 266,500 -1,300 192,450 -605
June 2017 267,800 1,000 193,055 -312
May 2017 266,800 600 193,367 -609
April 2017 266,200 1,100 193,976 432
March 2017 265,100 0 193,544 797