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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 268,400 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,102 employed persons for the month. Trenton lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 62 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 268,400 -100 -16,400
CPS 191,102 -62 -8,479

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 284,800. Since then 16,400 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 252,700 in April 2020, Trenton has gained 15,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 200,321 for Trenton in March 2020. 9,219 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 175,817, Trenton has added 15,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 268,400 -100 191,102 -62
January 2021 268,500 -300 191,164 190
December 2020 268,800 0 190,974 461
November 2020 268,800 1,500 190,513 2,034
October 2020 267,300 -100 188,479 1,950
September 2020 267,400 4,900 186,529 -2,329
August 2020 262,500 899 188,858 5,533
July 2020 261,600 7,300 183,325 7,508
June 2020 254,300 800 175,817 -5,246
May 2020 253,500 800 181,063 2,232
April 2020 252,700 -30,100 178,831 -21,490
March 2020 282,800 -2,000 200,321 740