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 1994 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                      160,800    161,500    162,200    163,200    168,000    177,400    183,500    181,000    172,800    165,700    164,100    163,600    168,700
EMPLOYMENT                       140,000    140,500    142,300    146,400    152,500    162,500    168,200    167,400    159,300    151,300    148,200    147,000    152,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      20,900     21,000     20,000     16,700     15,600     14,900     15,200     13,600     13,500     14,400     15,900     16,700     16,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   13.0       13.0       12.3       10.3        9.3        8.4        8.3        7.5        7.8        8.7        9.7       10.2        9.8

ATLANTIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      114,600    115,200    116,200    118,000    123,500    131,500    136,000    134,100    127,900    121,200    118,600    118,200    122,900
EMPLOYMENT                       103,200    103,600    104,900    108,000    112,400    119,800    124,100    123,400    117,500    111,600    109,300    108,400    112,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      11,400     11,500     11,300     10,000     11,000     11,600     12,000     10,700     10,400      9,600      9,300      9,800     10,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    9.9       10.0        9.7        8.5        8.9        8.9        8.8        8.0        8.1        7.9        7.9        8.3        8.7

CAPE MAY COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       46,200     46,300     46,000     45,200     44,600     45,900     47,400     46,900     44,900     44,500     45,500     45,500     45,700
EMPLOYMENT                        36,700     36,900     37,300     38,400     40,000     42,700     44,200     43,900     41,800     39,700     38,900     38,600     39,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,500      9,400      8,600      6,700      4,500      3,200      3,300      2,900      3,100      4,800      6,600      6,900      5,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   20.5       20.3       18.8       14.9       10.2        7.1        6.9        6.2        7.0       10.8       14.5       15.1       12.7

BERGEN-PASSAIC LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      656,100    655,100    658,800    656,400    657,400    668,500    670,800    665,100    660,000    665,900    669,500    669,300    662,700
EMPLOYMENT                       602,200    601,200    605,200    608,500    609,400    619,000    618,000    618,200    614,900    622,600    626,900    626,500    614,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      53,900     53,900     53,600     47,900     48,000     49,500     52,800     46,900     45,100     43,300     42,700     42,700     48,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.2        8.2        8.1        7.3        7.3        7.4        7.9        7.0        6.8        6.5        6.4        6.4        7.3

BERGEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      425,900    425,500    428,400    427,500    428,300    435,800    437,300    434,500    431,100    434,800    436,800    436,500    431,900
EMPLOYMENT                       397,000    396,400    399,000    401,200    401,800    408,100    407,500    407,600    405,400    410,500    413,300    413,100    405,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      28,900     29,100     29,400     26,300     26,500     27,600     29,800     26,900     25,700     24,300     23,500     23,400     26,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.8        6.8        6.9        6.2        6.2        6.3        6.8        6.2        6.0        5.6        5.4        5.4        6.2

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

PASSAIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      230,200    229,600    230,400    228,900    229,100    232,700    233,500    230,500    228,900    231,100    232,700    232,700    230,900
EMPLOYMENT                       205,100    204,800    206,200    207,300    207,600    210,900    210,500    210,600    209,500    212,100    213,500    213,400    209,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      25,000     24,800     24,300     21,600     21,500     21,900     23,000     20,000     19,400     19,100     19,200     19,300     21,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   10.9       10.8       10.5        9.4        9.4        9.4        9.8        8.7        8.5        8.2        8.2        8.3        9.3

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

LABOR FORCE                      609,000    611,500    613,300    612,200    611,500    613,700    619,300    614,100    608,500    616,000    617,000    617,900    613,700
EMPLOYMENT                       565,600    567,500    570,500    575,200    574,100    575,600    575,700    575,500    572,100    582,000    583,500    585,200    575,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      43,400     44,100     42,800     37,000     37,300     38,100     43,700     38,700     36,400     34,000     33,600     32,800     38,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.1        7.2        7.0        6.1        6.1        6.2        7.1        6.3        6.0        5.5        5.4        5.3        6.3

CAMDEN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      578,100    580,500    582,200    581,300    580,600    582,800    587,800    583,100    577,900    585,000    586,000    586,700    582,700
EMPLOYMENT                       537,200    538,900    541,900    546,300    545,300    546,700    546,700    546,500    543,400    552,700    554,200    555,800    546,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      40,900     41,600     40,300     35,000     35,400     36,100     41,100     36,600     34,500     32,300     31,800     31,000     36,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.1        7.2        6.9        6.0        6.1        6.2        7.0        6.3        6.0        5.5        5.4        5.3        6.2

BURLINGTON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      204,500    205,100    205,600    205,500    205,000    206,000    207,300    206,000    204,200    207,000    207,300    207,500    205,900
EMPLOYMENT                       191,700    192,400    193,400    195,000    194,600    195,100    195,100    195,100    193,900    197,300    197,800    198,400    195,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      12,800     12,700     12,200     10,500     10,300     10,900     12,200     10,900     10,300      9,800      9,500      9,100     10,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.2        6.2        5.9        5.1        5.0        5.3        5.9        5.3        5.0        4.7        4.6        4.4        5.3

CAMDEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      250,500    251,500    252,100    252,000    252,100    253,000    255,200    252,900    250,700    253,600    253,900    254,200    252,600
EMPLOYMENT                       231,600    232,400    233,600    235,500    235,100    235,700    235,700    235,600    234,300    238,300    238,900    239,600    235,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      18,900     19,100     18,400     16,400     17,000     17,300     19,500     17,300     16,400     15,300     14,900     14,600     17,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.5        7.6        7.3        6.5        6.7        6.9        7.6        6.8        6.5        6.0        5.9        5.7        6.8

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

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      123,100    123,900    124,500    123,800    123,600    123,800    125,300    124,200    123,000    124,400    124,800    125,000    124,100
EMPLOYMENT                       113,900    114,200    114,800    115,800    115,600    115,900    115,900    115,800    115,200    117,100    117,400    117,800    115,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,300      9,700      9,600      8,100      8,100      7,900      9,400      8,400      7,900      7,300      7,300      7,300      8,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.5        7.8        7.7        6.5        6.5        6.4        7.5        6.8        6.4        5.9        5.9        5.8        6.7

SALEM COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       30,900     31,000     31,100     30,900     30,800     30,900     31,500     31,000     30,600     30,900     31,100     31,200     31,000
EMPLOYMENT                        28,400     28,500     28,700     28,900     28,900     28,900     28,900     28,900     28,700     29,200     29,300     29,400     28,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,400      2,500      2,500      2,000      2,000      2,000      2,600      2,100      1,800      1,700      1,700      1,800      2,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.9        8.1        7.9        6.5        6.4        6.4        8.2        6.8        6.0        5.4        5.6        5.8        6.8

VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON LABOR AREA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       64,800     64,500     65,000     64,600     64,600     65,400     65,100     63,800     63,800     64,200     64,300     64,500     64,600
EMPLOYMENT                        56,500     56,200     56,900     57,700     58,000     58,800     58,100     57,800     58,100     58,600     58,500     58,300     57,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       8,300      8,300      8,000      6,900      6,600      6,600      7,000      6,000      5,800      5,600      5,900      6,200      6,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   12.8       12.9       12.4       10.7       10.2       10.1       10.8        9.5        9.0        8.7        9.2        9.6       10.5

JERSEY CITY LABOR AREA
HUDSON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      280,500    281,800    283,400    282,800    282,700    285,000    287,300    286,100    284,600    287,100    287,800    287,000    284,700
EMPLOYMENT                       251,300    252,900    254,500    255,900    256,000    257,800    258,900    261,100    260,000    262,800    263,700    262,300    258,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      29,100     28,800     28,800     27,000     26,700     27,200     28,400     25,000     24,600     24,400     24,100     24,700     26,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   10.4       10.2       10.2        9.5        9.4        9.5        9.9        8.7        8.7        8.5        8.4        8.6        9.3

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

TRENTON LABOR AREA
MERCER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      169,000    170,000    171,100    169,500    170,900    171,500    171,200    168,600    167,700    170,600    170,200    171,200    170,100
EMPLOYMENT                       159,100    159,900    160,800    160,700    162,000    162,300    161,100    159,500    159,300    162,400    162,100    163,100    161,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,000     10,000     10,300      8,800      8,900      9,200     10,100      9,000      8,400      8,200      8,100      8,100      9,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.9        5.9        6.0        5.2        5.2        5.4        5.9        5.4        5.0        4.8        4.8        4.7        5.3

MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      585,400    587,700    592,100    590,400    590,800    597,400    599,500    596,700    589,700    597,300    599,500    602,000    594,000
EMPLOYMENT                       551,800    553,200    557,900    560,100    560,200    565,700    564,200    565,100    561,300    569,500    572,500    575,800    563,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      33,600     34,500     34,200     30,300     30,600     31,700     35,300     31,600     28,400     27,800     27,000     26,100     30,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.7        5.9        5.8        5.1        5.2        5.3        5.9        5.3        4.8        4.6        4.5        4.3        5.2

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      375,700    376,900    379,800    378,600    379,100    383,600    385,400    383,300    378,500    383,300    384,800    386,300    381,300
EMPLOYMENT                       352,000    352,900    355,900    357,300    357,400    360,800    359,900    360,500    358,100    363,300    365,200    367,300    359,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      23,800     24,000     23,900     21,300     21,700     22,800     25,500     22,800     20,400     20,000     19,600     19,000     22,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.3        6.4        6.3        5.6        5.7        5.9        6.6        6.0        5.4        5.2        5.1        4.9        5.8

SOMERSET COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      147,500    148,200    149,300    149,200    149,300    150,800    151,000    150,500    149,100    151,000    151,500    152,100    150,000
EMPLOYMENT                       140,600    140,900    142,100    142,700    142,700    144,100    143,700    144,000    143,000    145,100    145,900    146,700    143,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                       6,900      7,300      7,200      6,500      6,600      6,700      7,300      6,500      6,100      5,900      5,600      5,400      6,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.7        4.9        4.8        4.4        4.4        4.4        4.8        4.3        4.1        3.9        3.7        3.6        4.3

HUNTERDON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       62,100     62,600     62,900     62,600     62,400     63,000     63,000     62,900     62,200     63,000     63,200     63,500     62,800
EMPLOYMENT                        59,200     59,400     59,900     60,100     60,100     60,700     60,600     60,700     60,300     61,100     61,500     61,800     60,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,900      3,200      3,100      2,500      2,300      2,300      2,500      2,200      1,900      1,900      1,800      1,700      2,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.7        5.2        4.9        3.9        3.6        3.6        3.9        3.6        3.1        2.9        2.8        2.7        3.7

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

MONMOUTH-OCEAN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      477,300    479,900    486,100    486,500    497,100    515,500    524,300    518,400    499,900    491,900    493,500    492,400    496,900
EMPLOYMENT                       442,500    443,900    450,500    457,100    467,700    485,100    491,900    489,600    473,100    465,500    467,200    466,100    466,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      34,800     35,900     35,600     29,500     29,400     30,300     32,500     28,800     26,700     26,400     26,300     26,300     30,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.3        7.5        7.3        6.1        5.9        5.9        6.2        5.6        5.4        5.4        5.3        5.3        6.1

MONMOUTH COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      284,700    286,200    290,400    291,300    297,900    309,100    314,400    310,900    299,900    294,700    295,400    294,600    297,500
EMPLOYMENT                       265,800    266,700    270,600    274,600    281,000    291,400    295,500    294,100    284,200    279,600    280,700    280,000    280,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      18,900     19,500     19,800     16,700     16,900     17,600     18,900     16,800     15,700     15,100     14,700     14,600     17,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.6        6.8        6.8        5.7        5.7        5.7        6.0        5.4        5.2        5.1        5.0        5.0        5.7

OCEAN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      192,600    193,700    195,700    195,300    199,200    206,400    209,900    207,500    200,000    197,200    198,100    197,800    199,400
EMPLOYMENT                       176,700    177,200    179,900    182,500    186,700    193,700    196,400    195,500    188,900    185,900    186,600    186,100    186,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,000     16,400     15,800     12,800     12,500     12,700     13,500     12,000     11,100     11,300     11,500     11,700     13,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.3        8.5        8.1        6.5        6.3        6.1        6.5        5.8        5.5        5.7        5.8        5.9        6.6

NEWARK LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      990,900    994,100    999,000    993,900    996,200  1,010,500  1,018,400  1,008,700    996,400  1,006,000  1,006,400  1,009,600  1,002,500
EMPLOYMENT                       913,100    916,100    921,200    924,400    926,600    938,900    942,500    940,700    932,200    943,300    945,900    950,400    933,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      77,800     77,900     77,800     69,500     69,600     71,500     75,900     68,000     64,200     62,700     60,500     59,200     69,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.9        7.8        7.8        7.0        7.0        7.1        7.4        6.7        6.4        6.2        6.0        5.9        6.9

ESSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      370,500    371,100    373,100    370,800    370,900    376,100    378,900    374,500    371,400    374,800    374,600    376,200    373,600
EMPLOYMENT                       335,400    336,500    338,400    339,600    340,400    344,900    346,200    345,600    342,400    346,500    347,500    349,100    342,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      35,100     34,500     34,700     31,200     30,500     31,200     32,700     28,900     29,000     28,300     27,100     27,100     30,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    9.5        9.3        9.3        8.4        8.2        8.3        8.6        7.7        7.8        7.5        7.2        7.2        8.3

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

MORRIS COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      242,500    243,700    244,800    243,900    244,900    248,100    249,400    248,000    244,900    247,200    247,600    248,400    246,100
EMPLOYMENT                       228,900    229,700    230,900    231,800    232,300    235,400    236,300    235,800    233,700    236,500    237,200    238,300    233,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,600     14,000     13,900     12,200     12,500     12,700     13,100     12,100     11,200     10,700     10,400     10,100     12,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.6        5.7        5.7        5.0        5.1        5.1        5.3        4.9        4.6        4.3        4.2        4.1        5.0

SUSSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       72,500     72,800     73,000     72,100     72,000     72,900     73,900     73,500     72,000     72,800     73,100     73,500     72,900
EMPLOYMENT                        66,800     67,000     67,400     67,600     67,800     68,700     68,900     68,800     68,200     69,000     69,200     69,500     68,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                       5,700      5,800      5,600      4,500      4,200      4,200      5,000      4,700      3,900      3,800      3,900      4,000      4,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.9        8.0        7.7        6.3        5.9        5.8        6.8        6.3        5.4        5.3        5.3        5.4        6.3

UNION COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      256,800    257,800    259,200    258,800    260,300    264,300    266,500    263,500    259,800    262,300    262,200    262,400    261,200
EMPLOYMENT                       237,200    238,000    239,300    240,200    240,800    244,000    244,900    244,400    242,200    245,100    245,800    246,900    242,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      19,600     19,800     19,900     18,600     19,600     20,300     21,600     19,100     17,600     17,200     16,500     15,500     18,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.6        7.7        7.7        7.2        7.5        7.7        8.1        7.3        6.8        6.6        6.3        5.9        7.2

WARREN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       48,500     48,700     48,900     48,300     48,100     49,000     49,600     49,300     48,100     48,900     48,900     49,100     48,800
EMPLOYMENT                        44,700     44,900     45,100     45,300     45,400     46,000     46,200     46,100     45,700     46,200     46,300     46,600     45,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,800      3,800      3,800      3,000      2,700      3,000      3,400      3,200      2,500      2,700      2,600      2,500      3,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.8        7.8        7.7        6.2        5.7        6.2        6.9        6.5        5.1        5.5        5.3        5.2        6.3

NEW JERSEY

LABOR FORCE                    3,993,800  4,005,900  4,030,900  4,019,600  4,039,300  4,104,900  4,139,400  4,102,500  4,043,500  4,064,600  4,072,400  4,077,500  4,057,900
EMPLOYMENT                     3,682,100  3,691,500  3,719,700  3,746,000  3,766,600  3,825,800  3,838,500  3,834,900  3,790,300  3,817,900  3,828,500  3,834,700  3,781,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                     311,700    314,500    311,100    273,600    272,700    279,000    300,900    267,600    253,200    246,700    243,900    242,800    276,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.8        7.8        7.7        6.8        6.8        6.8        7.3        6.5        6.3        6.1        6.0        6.0        6.8





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Data may not add due to rounding.