New Jersey Department of Labor
Labor Planning and Analysis
Labor Market and Demographic Research
Bureau of Labor Force Statistics

2003 Benchmark (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
March 2, 2004

NEW JERSEY
LABOR FORCE ESTIMATES FOR 1990 BY AREA


COUNTY/LABOR AREA            Jan        Feb        Mar        Apr        May        Jun        Jul        Aug        Sep        Oct        Nov        Dec        Ann Ave

ATLANTIC-CAPE  MAY LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      156,000    157,100    161,700    163,000    167,100    177,900    183,100    180,800    169,900    164,100    163,700    161,600    167,200
EMPLOYMENT                       142,800    145,300    151,000    153,200    157,800    168,500    173,200    171,900    160,300    153,000    150,000    147,000    156,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,200     11,800     10,700      9,800      9,300      9,400      9,900      8,900      9,700     11,000     13,700     14,600     11,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.5        7.5        6.6        6.0        5.6        5.3        5.4        4.9        5.7        6.7        8.4        9.0        6.6

ATLANTIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      112,700    113,700    117,500    119,300    123,300    131,700    135,700    133,900    125,800    121,000    119,500    117,700    122,600
EMPLOYMENT                       105,200    107,100    111,300    112,900    116,300    124,100    127,600    126,600    118,100    112,700    110,500    108,300    115,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,500      6,600      6,200      6,400      7,000      7,600      8,100      7,300      7,700      8,200      9,000      9,300      7,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.7        5.8        5.3        5.4        5.7        5.7        6.0        5.5        6.1        6.8        7.5        7.9        6.2

CAPE MAY COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       43,300     43,400     44,300     43,700     43,900     46,200     47,400     46,900     44,200     43,100     44,200     43,900     44,500
EMPLOYMENT                        37,600     38,300     39,700     40,300     41,500     44,400     45,600     45,200     42,200     40,300     39,500     38,700     41,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                       5,700      5,200      4,500      3,400      2,300      1,800      1,800      1,600      2,000      2,800      4,700      5,200      3,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   13.2       11.9       10.2        7.8        5.3        3.9        3.7        3.4        4.5        6.5       10.7       11.9        7.7

BERGEN-PASSAIC LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      679,400    682,100    685,300    678,300    680,700    689,800    688,100    680,800    676,300    679,500    681,900    681,600    682,000
EMPLOYMENT                       646,700    649,900    653,800    648,200    650,000    657,500    653,000    649,500    644,500    647,500    648,900    646,900    649,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      32,700     32,200     31,500     30,100     30,600     32,300     35,100     31,300     31,800     32,000     33,000     34,700     32,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.8        4.7        4.6        4.4        4.5        4.7        5.1        4.6        4.7        4.7        4.8        5.1        4.7

BERGEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      442,900    444,900    447,200    442,800    444,900    450,800    449,700    445,500    442,500    444,500    445,800    445,500    445,600
EMPLOYMENT                       426,400    428,500    431,100    427,300    428,600    433,500    430,500    428,200    424,900    426,900    427,800    426,500    428,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,600     16,400     16,100     15,500     16,300     17,300     19,200     17,300     17,600     17,700     18,000     19,000     17,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.7        3.7        3.6        3.5        3.7        3.8        4.3        3.9        4.0        4.0        4.0        4.3        3.9

COUNTY/LABOR AREA            Jan        Feb        Mar        Apr        May        Jun        Jul        Aug        Sep        Oct        Nov        Dec        Ann Ave

PASSAIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      236,500    237,200    238,200    235,500    235,800    239,000    238,400    235,300    233,800    234,900    236,100    236,100    236,400
EMPLOYMENT                       220,300    221,400    222,800    220,900    221,500    224,000    222,500    221,300    219,600    220,600    221,100    220,400    221,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,100     15,800     15,400     14,600     14,300     15,000     15,900     14,000     14,200     14,300     15,000     15,700     15,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.8        6.7        6.5        6.2        6.1        6.3        6.7        5.9        6.1        6.1        6.4        6.6        6.4

PHILA PA-NJ LABOR AREA (NJ PART) 1/

LABOR FORCE                      604,800    603,100    604,900    605,100    609,500    618,500    621,100    615,000    612,100    617,200    618,600    619,600    612,400
EMPLOYMENT                       568,800    572,400    574,800    576,700    579,100    583,900    584,500    583,000    579,100    584,300    583,600    583,200    579,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      36,000     30,700     30,100     28,400     30,300     34,500     36,500     31,900     33,000     32,900     35,000     36,400     33,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.0        5.1        5.0        4.7        5.0        5.6        5.9        5.2        5.4        5.3        5.7        5.9        5.4

CAMDEN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      572,800    571,900    573,800    574,100    578,400    586,900    589,200    583,600    580,900    585,700    586,800    587,900    581,000
EMPLOYMENT                       539,500    543,000    545,300    547,100    549,400    553,900    554,500    553,100    549,300    554,200    553,600    553,200    549,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      33,300     28,900     28,500     27,000     29,100     33,000     34,700     30,600     31,600     31,400     33,200     34,700     31,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.8        5.0        5.0        4.7        5.0        5.6        5.9        5.2        5.4        5.4        5.7        5.9        5.4

BURLINGTON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      204,600    204,300    204,800    204,900    206,900    209,400    210,000    208,600    207,900    209,400    209,700    210,300    207,600
EMPLOYMENT                       194,300    195,600    196,400    197,000    197,900    199,500    199,700    199,200    197,800    199,600    199,400    199,300    198,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,300      8,700      8,400      7,900      9,000      9,900     10,300      9,400     10,000      9,800     10,400     11,000      9,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.0        4.3        4.1        3.9        4.4        4.7        4.9        4.5        4.8        4.7        4.9        5.2        4.6

CAMDEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      249,800    249,600    250,800    250,900    252,700    256,800    257,600    255,000    253,800    255,900    256,200    256,700    253,800
EMPLOYMENT                       234,400    235,900    236,900    237,700    238,700    240,700    240,900    240,300    238,700    240,800    240,500    240,400    238,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,400     13,700     13,900     13,200     14,000     16,100     16,700     14,700     15,100     15,100     15,700     16,300     15,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.1        5.5        5.5        5.3        5.6        6.3        6.5        5.8        6.0        5.9        6.1        6.4        5.9

COUNTY/LABOR AREA            Jan        Feb        Mar        Apr        May        Jun        Jul        Aug        Sep        Oct        Nov        Dec        Ann Ave

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      118,500    118,000    118,200    118,300    118,800    120,700    121,600    120,000    119,300    120,400    120,800    121,000    119,600
EMPLOYMENT                       110,800    111,500    112,000    112,400    112,800    113,800    113,900    113,600    112,800    113,800    113,700    113,600    112,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,700      6,500      6,200      5,900      6,000      6,900      7,700      6,400      6,500      6,600      7,100      7,300      6,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.5        5.5        5.3        5.0        5.0        5.7        6.3        5.3        5.4        5.5        5.9        6.1        5.6

SALEM COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       32,000     31,200     31,100     31,000     31,000     31,600     31,800     31,300     31,100     31,500     31,800     31,700     31,400
EMPLOYMENT                        29,200     29,400     29,500     29,600     29,800     30,000     30,000     30,000     29,800     30,000     30,000     30,000     29,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,700      1,800      1,600      1,400      1,300      1,600      1,800      1,400      1,400      1,500      1,800      1,700      1,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.6        5.7        5.2        4.4        4.1        5.0        5.7        4.4        4.4        4.6        5.7        5.5        5.3

VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON LABOR AREA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       64,700     64,900     64,800     64,600     65,700     66,600     66,900     65,800     65,600     66,200     66,600     66,500     65,700
EMPLOYMENT                        58,800     59,600     59,700     60,200     61,200     61,800     61,700     61,800     61,400     61,600     61,200     60,500     60,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       5,900      5,300      5,100      4,400      4,400      4,700      5,200      4,000      4,200      4,500      5,400      6,000      4,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    9.1        8.2        7.9        6.9        6.8        7.1        7.8        6.1        6.4        6.9        8.1        9.0        7.5

JERSEY CITY LABOR AREA
HUDSON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      283,600    284,100    285,600    284,300    287,400    290,000    293,000    289,600    288,500    288,000    288,600    288,500    287,600
EMPLOYMENT                       261,100    263,400    265,000    264,200    266,400    268,600    270,200    270,100    268,600    267,600    267,900    266,300    266,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,400     20,700     20,500     20,100     20,900     21,400     22,800     19,500     19,800     20,400     20,700     22,200     21,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.9        7.3        7.2        7.1        7.3        7.4        7.8        6.7        6.9        7.1        7.2        7.7        7.3

COUNTY/LABOR AREA            Jan        Feb        Mar        Apr        May        Jun        Jul        Aug        Sep        Oct        Nov        Dec        Ann Ave

TRENTON LABOR AREA
MERCER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      168,100    169,900    170,700    170,100    170,300    172,500    171,400    169,900    169,400    172,100    172,000    172,600    170,700
EMPLOYMENT                       160,600    162,900    163,800    163,600    163,600    164,900    163,100    161,800    161,600    164,200    163,800    164,200    163,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,500      7,000      7,000      6,500      6,700      7,600      8,300      8,100      7,900      7,900      8,200      8,400      7,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.4        4.1        4.1        3.8        3.9        4.4        4.9        4.8        4.7        4.6        4.8        4.9        4.4

MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      561,700    562,100    566,400    566,100    569,100    575,600    575,300    574,000    565,100    569,100    570,000    571,200    568,800
EMPLOYMENT                       540,400    542,200    546,400    546,400    549,000    553,600    550,500    550,800    541,500    545,700    546,200    546,100    546,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      21,300     19,900     20,000     19,700     20,100     22,000     24,800     23,200     23,500     23,400     23,800     25,100     22,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.8        3.5        3.5        3.5        3.5        3.8        4.3        4.0        4.2        4.1        4.2        4.4        3.9

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      366,000    365,800    368,900    368,700    370,800    375,200    375,200    374,500    368,900    371,400    371,700    372,700    370,800
EMPLOYMENT                       350,200    351,400    354,100    354,200    355,800    358,800    356,800    357,000    351,000    353,700    354,000    353,900    354,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,700     14,400     14,800     14,600     15,000     16,400     18,400     17,500     17,900     17,700     17,700     18,800     16,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.3        3.9        4.0        3.9        4.0        4.4        4.9        4.7        4.9        4.8        4.8        5.0        4.5

SOMERSET COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      137,100    137,500    138,400    138,400    139,100    140,600    140,400    139,900    137,600    138,800    139,000    139,200    138,800
EMPLOYMENT                       133,300    133,700    134,700    134,700    135,400    136,500    135,700    135,800    133,500    134,600    134,700    134,700    134,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,900      3,800      3,700      3,700      3,700      4,100      4,700      4,100      4,100      4,200      4,300      4,500      4,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    2.8        2.8        2.6        2.7        2.7        2.9        3.3        2.9        2.9        3.0        3.1        3.3        2.9

HUNTERDON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       58,600     58,800     59,100     59,000     59,200     59,800     59,700     59,500     58,500     58,900     59,200     59,200     59,100
EMPLOYMENT                        56,900     57,100     57,500     57,500     57,800     58,300     57,900     58,000     57,000     57,400     57,500     57,500     57,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                       1,700      1,700      1,600      1,400      1,400      1,500      1,700      1,500      1,500      1,500      1,700      1,800      1,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    2.9        2.9        2.7        2.4        2.4        2.6        2.9        2.6        2.6        2.5        2.9        3.0        2.7

COUNTY/LABOR AREA            Jan        Feb        Mar        Apr        May        Jun        Jul        Aug        Sep        Oct        Nov        Dec        Ann Ave

MONMOUTH-OCEAN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      461,300    462,000    467,100    469,300    476,800    494,500    500,600    497,200    478,400    472,400    469,200    469,000    476,500
EMPLOYMENT                       439,200    441,300    447,200    450,400    457,700    474,300    478,200    476,100    456,200    450,400    445,300    444,100    455,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,200     20,700     19,900     18,900     19,100     20,200     22,400     21,100     22,100     22,000     23,900     24,900     21,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.8        4.5        4.3        4.0        4.0        4.1        4.5        4.2        4.6        4.7        5.1        5.3        4.5

MONMOUTH COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      276,500    277,200    280,300    281,900    286,500    297,100    300,700    298,600    287,000    283,200    281,200    280,900    285,900
EMPLOYMENT                       264,500    265,800    269,400    271,300    275,700    285,700    288,000    286,800    274,800    271,300    268,200    267,500    274,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      11,900     11,400     10,900     10,600     10,800     11,400     12,700     11,800     12,200     11,900     13,000     13,300     11,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.3        4.1        3.9        3.7        3.8        3.8        4.2        4.0        4.2        4.2        4.6        4.8        4.1

OCEAN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      184,900    184,700    186,800    187,500    190,300    197,400    199,900    198,600    191,300    189,200    188,000    188,100    190,600
EMPLOYMENT                       174,600    175,500    177,800    179,100    182,000    188,600    190,100    189,300    181,400    179,100    177,100    176,600    180,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,300      9,300      9,000      8,400      8,300      8,800      9,800      9,300      9,900     10,100     10,900     11,500      9,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.6        5.0        4.8        4.5        4.4        4.5        4.9        4.7        5.2        5.3        5.8        6.1        5.1

NEWARK LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                    1,025,700  1,031,900  1,035,300  1,028,000  1,030,600  1,046,200  1,050,900  1,041,800  1,029,800  1,032,000  1,035,600  1,037,200  1,035,400
EMPLOYMENT                       975,300    982,600    985,900    980,600    981,200    992,500    992,800    988,800    976,000    978,200    980,800    980,400    982,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      50,300     49,300     49,400     47,400     49,500     53,600     58,000     53,000     53,800     53,700     54,800     56,700     52,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.9        4.8        4.8        4.6        4.8        5.1        5.5        5.1        5.2        5.2        5.3        5.5        5.1

ESSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      391,800    394,600    395,900    393,200    394,300    399,900    401,700    397,500    393,600    394,300    395,700    396,600    395,800
EMPLOYMENT                       368,100    370,800    372,000    370,000    370,300    374,600    374,700    373,100    368,300    369,200    370,100    370,000    370,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      23,700     23,800     23,800     23,100     24,000     25,400     27,100     24,400     25,300     25,200     25,600     26,600     24,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.1        6.0        6.0        5.9        6.1        6.3        6.7        6.1        6.4        6.4        6.5        6.7        6.3

COUNTY/LABOR AREA            Jan        Feb        Mar        Apr        May        Jun        Jul        Aug        Sep        Oct        Nov        Dec        Ann Ave

MORRIS COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      244,600    246,400    247,000    245,400    246,000    249,700    250,700    248,900    246,000    246,700    247,600    247,800    247,200
EMPLOYMENT                       237,400    239,200    240,000    238,700    238,900    241,600    241,700    240,700    237,600    238,200    238,800    238,700    239,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,200      7,200      7,000      6,700      7,200      8,100      9,000      8,200      8,400      8,500      8,800      9,100      7,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    2.9        2.9        2.8        2.7        2.9        3.2        3.6        3.3        3.4        3.5        3.6        3.7        3.2

SUSSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       71,800     72,100     72,300     71,600     71,500     72,600     73,100     72,700     71,500     71,700     72,000     72,100     72,100
EMPLOYMENT                        68,500     69,000     69,300     68,900     68,900     69,700     69,800     69,500     68,600     68,700     68,900     68,900     69,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,200      3,100      3,000      2,700      2,600      2,800      3,300      3,200      2,900      2,900      3,100      3,200      3,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.5        4.3        4.2        3.7        3.6        3.9        4.6        4.4        4.0        4.1        4.3        4.5        4.2

UNION COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      268,700    269,600    271,000    269,300    270,200    274,600    275,600    273,300    270,300    270,600    271,300    271,600    271,300
EMPLOYMENT                       254,800    256,700    257,500    256,200    256,300    259,300    259,400    258,300    255,000    255,500    256,200    256,100    256,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,900     12,900     13,500     13,200     13,900     15,300     16,300     15,000     15,300     15,100     15,100     15,500     14,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.2        4.8        5.0        4.9        5.1        5.6        5.9        5.5        5.7        5.6        5.6        5.7        5.4

WARREN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       48,800     49,100     49,100     48,600     48,600     49,400     49,700     49,400     48,500     48,600     48,900     49,000     49,000
EMPLOYMENT                        46,500     46,900     47,000     46,800     46,800     47,300     47,300     47,100     46,500     46,600     46,800     46,800     46,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,300      2,200      2,100      1,800      1,800      2,100      2,400      2,200      2,000      2,000      2,200      2,300      2,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.6        4.6        4.2        3.7        3.6        4.2        4.8        4.5        4.0        4.1        4.4        4.6        4.3

NEW JERSEY

LABOR FORCE                    4,005,200  4,017,100  4,041,800  4,028,900  4,057,100  4,131,300  4,150,200  4,114,800  4,055,100  4,060,400  4,066,100  4,067,700  4,066,300
EMPLOYMENT                     3,793,600  3,819,700  3,847,600  3,843,500  3,866,100  3,925,600  3,927,200  3,913,700  3,849,300  3,852,500  3,847,800  3,838,800  3,860,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                     211,600    197,400    194,200    185,400    191,000    205,700    223,000    201,100    205,900    207,900    218,300    229,000    205,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.3        4.9        4.8        4.6        4.7        5.0        5.4        4.9        5.1        5.1        5.4        5.6        5.1




1/ Sub-area of interstate Labor Area
Data may not add due to rounding.