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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 277,400 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 194,349 employed persons for the month. Trenton added 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 557 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 277,400 +300 +7,600
CPS 194,349 +557 +3,253

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 August 2018 at 278,800. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 277,100 in September 2018, Trenton has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Trenton is at a new high of 194,349.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 277,400 300 194,349 557
September 2018 277,100 -1,700 193,792 -394
August 2018 278,800 2,000 194,186 335
July 2018 276,800 2,600 193,851 1,579
June 2018 274,200 1,300 192,272 903
May 2018 272,900 -100 191,369 313
April 2018 273,000 1,000 191,056 -409
March 2018 272,000 200 191,465 -538
February 2018 271,800 500 192,003 686
January 2018 271,300 2,500 191,317 590
December 2017 268,800 -1,000 190,727 -176
November 2017 269,800 0 190,903 -193