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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 248,300 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 181,311 employed persons for the month. Trenton lost 32,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 19,010 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 248,300 -32,700 -30,200
CPS 181,311 -19,010 -13,373

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 November 2019 at 283,400. Since then 35,100 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 200,321 for Trenton in March 2020. 19,010 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 248,300 -32,700 181,311 -19,010
March 2020 281,000 -1,500 200,321 740
February 2020 282,500 -500 199,581 495
January 2020 283,000 -200 199,086 -537
December 2019 283,200 -200 199,623 461
November 2019 283,400 1,200 199,162 584
October 2019 282,200 1,700 198,578 685
September 2019 280,500 -1,000 197,893 776
August 2019 281,500 1,600 197,117 817
July 2019 279,900 300 196,300 733
June 2019 279,600 400 195,567 552
May 2019 279,200 700 195,015 331