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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 283,900 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 207,102 employed persons for the month. Trenton added 500 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,296 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 283,900 +500 +7,000
CPS 207,102 +1,296 +3,767

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 700 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 252,600 in April 2020, Trenton has gained 31,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 208,504 for Trenton in December 2019. 1,402 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 183,298, Trenton has added 23,804 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 283,900 500 207,102 1,296
October 2022 283,400 100 205,806 1,474
September 2022 283,300 1,000 204,332 1,227
August 2022 282,300 0 203,105 468
July 2022 282,300 3,900 202,637 -119
June 2022 278,400 -2,100 202,756 -596
May 2022 280,500 -1,400 203,352 23
April 2022 281,900 100 203,329 -19
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