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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 278,500 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,106 employed persons for the month. Trenton lost 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 526 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 278,500 -600 +5,700
CPS 194,106 +526 +4,140

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 April 2019 at 279,400. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Trenton is at a new high of 194,106.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 278,500 -600 194,106 526
June 2019 279,100 400 193,580 623
May 2019 278,700 -700 192,957 618
April 2019 279,400 2,200 192,339 539
March 2019 277,200 1,400 191,800 482
February 2019 275,800 -200 191,318 347
January 2019 276,000 600 190,971 452
December 2018 275,400 -100 190,519 9
November 2018 275,500 800 190,510 85
October 2018 274,700 1,900 190,425 188
September 2018 272,800 -400 190,237 146
August 2018 273,200 400 190,091 125