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 1993 BY AREA


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

ATLANTIC-CAPE  MAY LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      162,800    162,100    162,200    164,200    167,700    176,500    181,600    179,000    171,200    162,600    161,200    160,700    167,700
EMPLOYMENT                       140,200    140,800    141,000    145,400    150,900    160,500    165,600    164,900    157,200    147,700    145,000    143,600    150,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,600     21,300     21,200     18,700     16,800     16,000     15,900     14,100     14,000     15,000     16,300     17,200     17,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   13.9       13.1       13.1       11.4       10.0        9.1        8.8        7.9        8.2        9.2       10.1       10.7       10.4

ATLANTIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      116,700    116,400    116,600    119,100    123,300    130,800    134,600    132,800    126,700    118,800    116,400    116,000    122,300
EMPLOYMENT                       103,500    103,900    104,000    107,300    111,400    118,400    122,200    121,700    116,000    109,000    107,000    105,900    110,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,200     12,500     12,600     11,800     12,000     12,300     12,400     11,100     10,700      9,800      9,400     10,000     11,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   11.3       10.7       10.8        9.9        9.7        9.4        9.2        8.3        8.4        8.2        8.1        8.6        9.4

CAPE MAY COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       46,100     45,700     45,600     45,100     44,300     45,800     46,900     46,300     44,500     43,900     44,800     44,800     45,300
EMPLOYMENT                        36,800     36,900     37,000     38,100     39,600     42,100     43,400     43,200     41,200     38,700     38,000     37,600     39,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,300      8,800      8,600      6,900      4,800      3,700      3,500      3,000      3,300      5,200      6,800      7,100      5,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   20.2       19.2       18.9       15.4       10.8        8.1        7.5        6.5        7.5       11.8       15.2       15.9       13.1

BERGEN-PASSAIC LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      658,800    658,200    659,500    658,800    658,800    667,300    663,900    660,800    651,500    659,800    663,000    664,500    660,400
EMPLOYMENT                       601,600    602,800    603,300    605,600    606,800    614,700    609,900    611,600    603,300    612,300    615,600    615,800    608,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      57,200     55,400     56,200     53,200     52,000     52,500     53,900     49,200     48,200     47,500     47,400     48,700     51,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.7        8.4        8.5        8.1        7.9        7.9        8.1        7.5        7.4        7.2        7.2        7.3        7.8

BERGEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      428,200    428,300    429,000    428,500    429,000    434,900    433,000    431,700    425,400    430,900    432,400    432,600    430,300
EMPLOYMENT                       396,900    397,700    398,000    399,500    400,300    405,600    402,400    403,500    398,000    404,000    406,200    406,300    401,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      31,300     30,600     31,000     29,000     28,600     29,400     30,600     28,200     27,400     26,900     26,200     26,300     28,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.3        7.1        7.2        6.8        6.7        6.8        7.1        6.5        6.4        6.3        6.1        6.1        6.7

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

PASSAIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      230,600    229,900    230,500    230,300    229,800    232,300    230,900    229,100    226,100    228,900    230,600    231,900    230,100
EMPLOYMENT                       204,700    205,100    205,300    206,000    206,500    209,200    207,500    208,100    205,300    208,300    209,500    209,500    207,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      25,900     24,800     25,200     24,200     23,400     23,200     23,300     21,000     20,800     20,500     21,200     22,400     23,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   11.2       10.8       10.9       10.5       10.2       10.0       10.1        9.2        9.2        9.0        9.2        9.6       10.0

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

LABOR FORCE                      611,100    611,800    608,500    606,800    607,600    608,100    606,900    597,600    599,500    606,800    607,600    611,400    607,000
EMPLOYMENT                       560,200    561,600    560,300    563,300    565,800    566,200    562,600    558,900    563,100    572,200    572,500    575,800    565,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      50,900     50,100     48,200     43,500     41,800     41,900     44,200     38,700     36,500     34,600     35,100     35,600     41,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.3        8.2        7.9        7.2        6.9        6.9        7.3        6.5        6.1        5.7        5.8        5.8        6.9

CAMDEN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      579,600    580,300    577,500    576,000    576,800    577,200    575,900    567,100    569,200    576,100    576,800    580,200    576,100
EMPLOYMENT                       531,700    533,100    531,800    534,600    537,000    537,400    534,000    530,500    534,400    543,100    543,400    546,500    536,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      47,900     47,300     45,600     41,400     39,800     39,800     41,900     36,600     34,700     33,000     33,400     33,700     39,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.3        8.1        7.9        7.2        6.9        6.9        7.3        6.5        6.1        5.7        5.8        5.8        6.9

BURLINGTON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      204,600    204,900    203,900    203,300    203,600    203,700    203,000    200,100    201,000    203,900    203,900    205,100    203,400
EMPLOYMENT                       189,400    189,800    189,400    190,400    191,200    191,400    190,200    188,900    190,300    193,400    193,500    194,600    191,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,300     15,100     14,500     12,900     12,300     12,300     12,800     11,200     10,600     10,400     10,400     10,500     12,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.5        7.4        7.1        6.3        6.0        6.1        6.3        5.6        5.3        5.1        5.1        5.1        6.1

CAMDEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      252,700    252,600    251,600    251,100    251,600    251,900    251,400    247,300    248,300    251,000    251,400    252,900    251,100
EMPLOYMENT                       230,600    231,200    230,700    231,900    232,900    233,100    231,600    230,100    231,800    235,500    235,700    237,000    232,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,100     21,400     20,900     19,200     18,700     18,800     19,800     17,300     16,500     15,500     15,800     15,800     18,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.8        8.5        8.3        7.6        7.4        7.5        7.9        7.0        6.7        6.2        6.3        6.3        7.4

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

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      122,300    122,800    122,000    121,600    121,700    121,600    121,600    119,600    119,900    121,200    121,400    122,300    121,500
EMPLOYMENT                       111,700    112,000    111,800    112,400    112,900    112,900    112,200    111,500    112,300    114,100    114,200    114,900    112,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,500     10,700     10,200      9,300      8,800      8,700      9,300      8,100      7,600      7,100      7,200      7,500      8,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.6        8.7        8.4        7.6        7.3        7.1        7.7        6.8        6.3        5.8        6.0        6.1        7.2

SALEM COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       31,500     31,400     31,000     30,800     30,700     30,900     31,000     30,500     30,400     30,800     30,800     31,200     30,900
EMPLOYMENT                        28,500     28,500     28,500     28,600     28,800     28,800     28,600     28,400     28,600     29,100     29,100     29,300     28,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,000      2,900      2,500      2,200      2,000      2,100      2,400      2,100      1,700      1,700      1,700      1,900      2,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    9.6        9.2        8.2        7.0        6.4        6.7        7.6        6.8        5.7        5.4        5.6        6.1        7.0

VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON LABOR AREA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       65,200     64,900     64,700     64,300     63,900     64,700     64,400     62,900     62,800     62,700     63,100     63,600     63,900
EMPLOYMENT                        55,900     56,200     56,400     56,800     56,900     57,400     57,000     56,500     56,800     56,800     56,800     56,800     56,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,300      8,600      8,200      7,500      7,000      7,300      7,500      6,500      6,000      5,900      6,200      6,800      7,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   14.3       13.3       12.7       11.6       11.0       11.3       11.6       10.3        9.6        9.5        9.9       10.7       11.3

JERSEY CITY LABOR AREA
HUDSON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      279,200    277,800    277,700    278,100    277,500    280,000    283,500    282,000    278,300    282,000    282,500    281,700    280,000
EMPLOYMENT                       246,300    246,700    246,900    248,500    248,800    251,800    254,500    256,100    252,900    257,000    257,700    256,100    252,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      32,900     31,100     30,700     29,600     28,700     28,200     29,100     26,000     25,400     25,000     24,800     25,600     28,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   11.8       11.2       11.1       10.6       10.3       10.1       10.3        9.2        9.1        8.9        8.8        9.1       10.0

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

TRENTON LABOR AREA
MERCER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      171,400    172,000    172,800    170,500    170,500    171,400    170,100    167,600    166,000    169,500    169,500    170,000    170,100
EMPLOYMENT                       160,100    161,200    161,900    160,600    160,900    161,400    159,400    158,200    157,000    160,600    160,900    161,400    160,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      11,300     10,800     11,000      9,900      9,600     10,000     10,600      9,400      9,100      8,800      8,600      8,600      9,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.6        6.3        6.3        5.8        5.6        5.8        6.2        5.6        5.5        5.2        5.1        5.1        5.8

MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      580,500    582,800    582,500    583,700    584,200    590,700    592,800    586,700    577,300    584,500    587,200    588,100    585,100
EMPLOYMENT                       541,400    543,900    543,700    547,500    548,800    554,400    553,400    550,700    545,100    553,300    557,100    558,500    549,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      39,200     38,900     38,800     36,300     35,400     36,400     39,400     36,100     32,200     31,100     30,100     29,600     35,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.7        6.7        6.7        6.2        6.1        6.2        6.6        6.1        5.6        5.3        5.1        5.0        6.0

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      374,800    376,000    376,000    376,700    377,100    381,300    382,900    379,000    372,400    376,600    378,300    378,900    377,500
EMPLOYMENT                       346,600    348,200    348,100    350,500    351,300    354,900    354,300    352,600    349,000    354,200    356,700    357,500    352,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      28,200     27,800     27,900     26,200     25,700     26,400     28,700     26,500     23,400     22,300     21,600     21,300     25,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.5        7.4        7.4        7.0        6.8        6.9        7.5        7.0        6.3        5.9        5.7        5.6        6.8

SOMERSET COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      144,300    145,100    145,000    145,600    145,800    147,500    147,700    146,300    144,300    146,400    147,100    147,100    146,000
EMPLOYMENT                       136,800    137,500    137,400    138,400    138,700    140,100    139,900    139,200    137,800    139,800    140,800    141,100    139,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,500      7,700      7,600      7,200      7,200      7,400      7,900      7,100      6,600      6,500      6,300      6,000      7,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.2        5.3        5.2        5.0        4.9        5.0        5.3        4.9        4.5        4.5        4.3        4.1        4.8

HUNTERDON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       61,400     61,600     61,500     61,500     61,300     61,900     62,100     61,400     60,600     61,500     61,900     62,100     61,600
EMPLOYMENT                        58,000     58,200     58,200     58,600     58,800     59,400     59,200     59,000     58,400     59,200     59,600     59,800     58,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,500      3,400      3,300      2,900      2,500      2,600      2,900      2,500      2,200      2,300      2,200      2,300      2,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.6        5.5        5.3        4.7        4.1        4.2        4.6        4.0        3.7        3.7        3.6        3.6        4.4

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

MONMOUTH-OCEAN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      473,900    475,800    479,000    478,200    487,700    504,800    511,300    506,000    489,400    485,900    484,600    483,200    488,300
EMPLOYMENT                       437,200    440,000    443,900    446,300    456,800    473,400    477,400    475,800    460,300    456,900    455,700    453,900    456,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      36,600     35,800     35,100     31,900     30,900     31,400     33,900     30,300     29,100     28,900     28,900     29,300     31,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.7        7.5        7.3        6.7        6.3        6.2        6.6        6.0        5.9        6.0        6.0        6.1        6.5

MONMOUTH COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      283,400    284,800    286,900    286,400    292,500    303,000    307,100    304,000    293,800    291,600    290,500    289,400    292,800
EMPLOYMENT                       263,000    264,700    267,000    268,500    274,800    284,700    287,200    286,200    276,800    274,800    274,100    273,000    274,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      20,500     20,200     19,900     17,900     17,700     18,300     19,900     17,800     16,900     16,800     16,400     16,400     18,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.2        7.1        6.9        6.3        6.1        6.0        6.5        5.9        5.8        5.8        5.6        5.7        6.2

OCEAN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      190,400    191,000    192,100    191,800    195,200    201,800    204,200    202,100    195,600    194,200    194,100    193,800    195,500
EMPLOYMENT                       174,200    175,300    176,900    177,900    182,000    188,600    190,300    189,600    183,400    182,100    181,600    180,900    181,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,200     15,600     15,200     14,000     13,200     13,100     13,900     12,500     12,200     12,200     12,500     12,900     13,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.5        8.2        7.9        7.3        6.7        6.5        6.8        6.2        6.2        6.3        6.5        6.7        7.0

NEWARK LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                    1,000,300  1,004,100  1,005,600  1,000,600    998,900  1,008,100  1,013,700  1,001,200    987,600    996,000    998,400    998,900  1,001,100
EMPLOYMENT                       914,700    919,700    920,200    919,600    920,900    928,300    930,900    926,700    914,900    924,900    929,300    930,500    923,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      85,500     84,400     85,400     81,000     78,000     79,800     82,900     74,500     72,600     71,100     69,100     68,400     77,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.6        8.4        8.5        8.1        7.8        7.9        8.2        7.4        7.4        7.1        6.9        6.8        7.8

ESSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      377,600    378,400    378,800    376,300    376,000    380,000    381,600    376,500    372,800    376,100    376,700    376,800    377,300
EMPLOYMENT                       339,600    341,400    341,600    341,400    341,900    344,600    345,600    344,000    339,700    343,400    345,000    345,500    342,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      38,000     37,000     37,200     34,900     34,000     35,300     36,000     32,400     33,200     32,800     31,700     31,300     34,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   10.1        9.8        9.8        9.3        9.1        9.3        9.4        8.6        8.9        8.7        8.4        8.3        9.1

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

MORRIS COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      241,700    243,000    243,200    242,000    241,800    244,000    245,500    243,000    239,600    241,500    242,400    242,600    242,500
EMPLOYMENT                       226,600    227,900    228,000    227,800    228,200    230,000    230,600    229,600    226,700    229,200    230,200    230,500    228,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,100     15,100     15,200     14,100     13,600     14,000     14,800     13,400     12,900     12,400     12,100     12,000     13,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.2        6.2        6.3        5.8        5.6        5.8        6.0        5.5        5.4        5.1        5.0        5.0        5.7

SUSSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       72,500     72,800     72,700     72,400     71,700     72,200     72,900     72,100     70,700     71,400     71,800     72,200     72,100
EMPLOYMENT                        66,300     66,700     66,700     66,700     66,800     67,300     67,500     67,200     66,300     67,000     67,400     67,400     66,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       6,200      6,200      6,000      5,700      4,900      4,900      5,400      4,900      4,400      4,300      4,400      4,700      5,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.5        8.5        8.3        7.9        6.9        6.8        7.4        6.8        6.2        6.0        6.1        6.5        7.2

UNION COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      259,700    261,100    261,800    261,600    261,500    263,500    264,900    261,300    257,200    259,400    259,600    259,300    260,900
EMPLOYMENT                       237,700    239,000    239,100    239,000    239,300    241,200    241,900    240,800    237,800    240,400    241,500    241,800    240,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,000     22,100     22,700     22,600     22,200     22,300     23,000     20,500     19,400     19,100     18,100     17,500     21,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.5        8.5        8.7        8.6        8.5        8.5        8.7        7.8        7.5        7.3        7.0        6.7        8.0

WARREN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       48,800     48,700     49,000     48,400     48,000     48,400     48,900     48,400     47,200     47,600     47,900     48,100     48,300
EMPLOYMENT                        44,500     44,700     44,800     44,700     44,800     45,100     45,300     45,100     44,500     45,000     45,200     45,300     44,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       4,300      4,000      4,200      3,600      3,200      3,300      3,600      3,300      2,700      2,600      2,700      2,800      3,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.8        8.2        8.6        7.5        6.7        6.7        7.4        6.9        5.8        5.4        5.7        5.9        7.0

NEW JERSEY

LABOR FORCE                    4,003,200  4,009,400  4,012,500  4,005,100  4,016,700  4,071,600  4,088,100  4,043,900  3,983,600  4,009,700  4,017,100  4,022,000  4,023,600
EMPLOYMENT                     3,657,700  3,673,000  3,677,700  3,693,700  3,716,600  3,768,100  3,770,700  3,759,200  3,710,500  3,741,800  3,750,700  3,752,200  3,722,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                     345,500    336,500    334,800    311,500    300,100    303,600    317,400    284,800    273,100    268,000    266,400    269,700    300,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.6        8.4        8.3        7.8        7.5        7.5        7.8        7.0        6.9        6.7        6.6        6.7        7.5





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Data may not add due to rounding.