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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 275,900 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 192,284 employed persons for the month. Trenton lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 843 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 275,900 -100 +7,600
CPS 192,284 -843 +281

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 January 2019 at 276,000. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 195,550 for Trenton in December 2018. 3,266 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 275,900 -100 192,284 -843
January 2019 276,000 600 193,127 -2,423
December 2018 275,400 -100 195,550 323
November 2018 275,500 800 195,227 815
October 2018 274,700 1,900 194,412 620
September 2018 272,800 -400 193,792 -394
August 2018 273,200 400 194,186 335
July 2018 272,800 -800 193,851 1,579
June 2018 273,600 900 192,272 903
May 2018 272,700 -200 191,369 313
April 2018 272,900 3,700 191,056 -409
March 2018 269,200 900 191,465 -538