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Trenton, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 265,900 jobs in Trenton, New Jersey in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,822 employed persons for the month. Trenton added 1,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 343 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Trenton job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,900 +1,200 -17,500
CPS 188,822 +343 -10,340

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 17,500 jobs have been lost in Trenton according to the employer survey. From a trough of 244,400 in April 2020, Trenton has gained 21,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 200,321 for Trenton in March 2020. 11,499 jobs have been lost in Trenton since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 175,817, Trenton has added 13,005 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Trenton, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 265,900 1,200 188,822 343
October 2020 264,700 0 188,479 1,950
September 2020 264,700 3,800 186,529 -2,329
August 2020 260,899 3,599 188,858 5,533
July 2020 257,300 8,700 183,325 7,508
June 2020 248,600 2,100 175,817 -5,246
May 2020 246,500 2,100 181,063 2,232
April 2020 244,400 -36,600 178,831 -21,490
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