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 1997 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                      172,800    171,600    172,100    172,900    178,500    187,400    194,200    191,800    182,500    176,000    173,500    172,900    178,800
EMPLOYMENT                       152,300    152,800    154,800    158,400    165,200    174,100    180,600    180,200    170,900    163,100    158,300    156,600    163,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      20,500     18,800     17,300     14,500     13,300     13,300     13,600     11,600     11,600     12,800     15,100     16,300     14,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   11.9       10.9       10.0        8.4        7.5        7.1        7.0        6.0        6.4        7.3        8.7        9.4        8.3

ATLANTIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      123,700    123,400    124,400    126,200    132,600    139,700    144,800    142,900    135,900    129,300    125,700    125,100    131,100
EMPLOYMENT                       112,800    113,200    114,700    117,300    122,400    128,900    133,800    133,500    126,600    120,800    117,300    116,000    121,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,900     10,200      9,800      8,900     10,200     10,800     11,000      9,400      9,400      8,400      8,400      9,100      9,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.8        8.2        7.8        7.0        7.7        7.7        7.6        6.6        6.9        6.5        6.7        7.3        7.4

CAPE MAY COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       49,100     48,200     47,700     46,700     45,900     47,700     49,400     48,900     46,500     46,700     47,800     47,800     47,700
EMPLOYMENT                        39,500     39,600     40,100     41,100     42,800     45,100     46,800     46,700     44,300     42,300     41,100     40,600     42,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,600      8,600      7,500      5,600      3,100      2,600      2,600      2,200      2,200      4,400      6,700      7,200      5,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   19.5       17.9       15.8       12.1        6.7        5.4        5.2        4.4        4.8        9.4       14.1       15.1       10.9

BERGEN-PASSAIC LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      683,900    685,500    688,100    686,100    687,000    699,700    696,000    689,800    685,000    689,900    691,200    692,100    689,500
EMPLOYMENT                       641,500    645,000    649,300    651,100    652,000    662,100    656,100    654,700    652,000    658,400    660,700    661,800    653,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      42,400     40,500     38,800     35,000     35,000     37,600     39,900     35,100     33,000     31,500     30,500     30,300     35,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.2        5.9        5.6        5.1        5.1        5.4        5.7        5.1        4.8        4.6        4.4        4.4        5.2

BERGEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      446,300    447,700    449,700    448,900    449,800    458,500    456,100    452,800    449,500    452,700    453,300    453,600    451,600
EMPLOYMENT                       423,900    426,100    429,000    430,200    430,800    437,500    433,500    432,600    430,800    435,000    436,500    437,300    431,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,500     21,600     20,700     18,700     19,100     21,100     22,600     20,200     18,700     17,700     16,800     16,300     19,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.0        4.8        4.6        4.2        4.2        4.6        4.9        4.5        4.2        3.9        3.7        3.6        4.4

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

PASSAIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      237,600    237,800    238,500    237,200    237,100    241,200    240,000    237,100    235,500    237,200    237,900    238,500    238,000
EMPLOYMENT                       217,700    218,800    220,300    220,900    221,200    224,600    222,600    222,100    221,200    223,400    224,200    224,600    221,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      19,900     18,900     18,200     16,200     15,900     16,500     17,400     14,900     14,300     13,800     13,700     14,000     16,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.4        8.0        7.6        6.8        6.7        6.9        7.2        6.3        6.1        5.8        5.8        5.9        6.8

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

LABOR FORCE                      650,700    654,400    654,600    651,800    651,300    654,500    657,300    652,700    647,100    652,100    654,500    654,500    653,000
EMPLOYMENT                       613,300    618,700    621,900    624,000    623,500    624,700    624,200    624,000    620,200    626,400    628,500    628,600    623,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      37,400     35,700     32,700     27,800     27,800     29,800     33,100     28,600     26,900     25,700     26,000     25,900     29,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.7        5.5        5.0        4.3        4.3        4.5        5.0        4.4        4.2        3.9        4.0        4.0        4.6

CAMDEN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      617,700    621,300    621,700    619,000    618,600    621,600    624,200    620,000    614,800    619,600    621,900    621,700    620,200
EMPLOYMENT                       582,900    588,000    591,000    593,000    592,600    593,700    593,200    593,100    589,400    595,300    597,300    597,400    592,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      34,800     33,300     30,600     26,000     26,000     27,900     31,000     26,900     25,400     24,200     24,600     24,300     27,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.6        5.4        4.9        4.2        4.2        4.5        5.0        4.3        4.1        3.9        3.9        3.9        4.5

BURLINGTON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      225,100    226,300    226,700    225,900    225,800    227,000    228,000    226,500    224,500    226,300    227,300    227,000    226,400
EMPLOYMENT                       214,300    216,200    217,300    218,000    217,800    218,300    218,100    218,000    216,700    218,900    219,600    219,600    217,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,800     10,200      9,400      7,900      7,900      8,700      9,900      8,500      7,900      7,500      7,700      7,400      8,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.8        4.5        4.2        3.5        3.5        3.8        4.3        3.8        3.5        3.3        3.4        3.3        3.8

CAMDEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      261,400    262,800    263,000    261,700    261,700    262,900    263,800    261,900    259,900    261,900    262,700    262,700    262,200
EMPLOYMENT                       245,400    247,600    248,900    249,700    249,500    250,000    249,800    249,700    248,200    250,700    251,500    251,600    249,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,900     15,200     14,200     12,000     12,200     12,900     14,000     12,200     11,700     11,200     11,200     11,200     12,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.1        5.8        5.4        4.6        4.7        4.9        5.3        4.6        4.5        4.3        4.3        4.3        4.9

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

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      131,200    132,200    131,900    131,400    131,100    131,700    132,500    131,600    130,400    131,400    131,800    131,900    131,600
EMPLOYMENT                       123,200    124,200    124,900    125,300    125,200    125,500    125,300    125,300    124,500    125,800    126,200    126,200    125,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                       8,100      8,000      7,100      6,100      5,900      6,300      7,100      6,200      5,800      5,600      5,600      5,700      6,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.2        6.0        5.3        4.6        4.5        4.8        5.4        4.7        4.5        4.3        4.2        4.3        4.9

SALEM COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       33,000     33,100     33,000     32,800     32,700     32,900     33,000     32,700     32,300     32,500     32,600     32,800     32,800
EMPLOYMENT                        30,500     30,700     30,900     31,000     31,000     31,000     31,000     31,000     30,800     31,100     31,200     31,200     30,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,500      2,400      2,100      1,800      1,800      1,900      2,000      1,700      1,500      1,400      1,400      1,600      1,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.7        7.2        6.4        5.5        5.4        5.7        6.2        5.3        4.7        4.4        4.3        4.9        5.7

VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON LABOR AREA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       66,800     66,100     66,300     65,800     66,400     67,400     67,100     66,300     66,700     66,700     66,800     66,400     66,600
EMPLOYMENT                        59,400     59,100     59,800     60,100     61,000     61,700     61,500     61,700     62,100     62,100     61,400     60,500     60,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,400      7,000      6,500      5,700      5,500      5,700      5,600      4,700      4,600      4,600      5,300      5,900      5,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   11.1       10.6        9.8        8.6        8.2        8.5        8.4        7.0        6.8        6.9        8.0        8.9        8.6

JERSEY CITY LABOR AREA
HUDSON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      291,100    291,100    290,900    289,000    289,100    292,800    294,000    291,000    289,100    289,800    290,300    291,300    290,800
EMPLOYMENT                       264,400    266,500    267,200    267,000    266,400    268,400    269,100    269,300    267,800    269,400    270,200    270,600    268,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      26,700     24,700     23,800     22,000     22,700     24,400     24,900     21,700     21,300     20,400     20,100     20,700     22,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    9.2        8.5        8.2        7.6        7.8        8.3        8.5        7.4        7.4        7.0        6.9        7.1        7.8

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

TRENTON LABOR AREA
MERCER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      172,700    173,700    174,800    174,200    174,100    174,500    173,800    171,900    171,800    173,400    173,100    172,800    173,400
EMPLOYMENT                       162,900    164,600    166,300    166,800    166,800    166,700    165,000    163,900    164,300    166,300    166,300    165,900    165,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,800      9,200      8,500      7,400      7,300      7,800      8,800      8,000      7,500      7,100      6,900      6,900      7,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.7        5.3        4.9        4.3        4.2        4.5        5.1        4.7        4.4        4.1        4.0        4.0        4.6

MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      636,500    642,000    643,300    643,200    646,700    653,300    656,400    650,200    644,600    650,700    652,500    652,000    647,600
EMPLOYMENT                       609,600    616,100    618,900    621,600    624,200    629,500    629,000    625,700    622,300    629,000    631,900    632,000    624,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      26,900     25,900     24,400     21,600     22,500     23,900     27,300     24,500     22,300     21,800     20,600     20,000     23,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.2        4.0        3.8        3.4        3.5        3.7        4.2        3.8        3.5        3.3        3.2        3.1        3.6

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      404,000    407,300    408,100    407,700    410,200    414,700    416,800    412,500    408,900    412,900    413,600    413,200    410,800
EMPLOYMENT                       384,400    388,600    390,300    392,000    393,700    397,000    396,700    394,600    392,500    396,700    398,500    398,600    393,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      19,500     18,700     17,700     15,700     16,500     17,600     20,100     17,900     16,400     16,300     15,100     14,600     17,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.8        4.6        4.3        3.9        4.0        4.3        4.8        4.3        4.0        3.9        3.7        3.5        4.2

SOMERSET COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      164,400    165,900    166,300    166,500    167,300    168,900    169,500    168,100    166,700    168,200    168,900    168,900    167,500
EMPLOYMENT                       159,000    160,800    161,500    162,200    162,900    164,200    164,100    163,300    162,400    164,100    164,900    164,900    162,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       5,300      5,200      4,900      4,300      4,400      4,600      5,300      4,800      4,400      4,100      4,000      4,000      4,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.2        3.1        2.9        2.6        2.7        2.7        3.2        2.9        2.6        2.5        2.4        2.4        2.8

HUNTERDON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       68,100     68,800     68,900     68,900     69,200     69,800     70,100     69,600     69,000     69,500     69,900     70,000     69,300
EMPLOYMENT                        66,100     66,800     67,100     67,400     67,700     68,200     68,200     67,800     67,500     68,200     68,500     68,500     67,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,000      2,000      1,800      1,500      1,500      1,600      1,900      1,800      1,500      1,300      1,400      1,400      1,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.0        2.9        2.7        2.2        2.2        2.3        2.7        2.6        2.2        1.9        2.0        2.1        2.4

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

MONMOUTH-OCEAN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      513,200    515,300    519,600    522,700    532,700    551,300    559,100    550,300    530,000    525,900    520,900    520,100    530,100
EMPLOYMENT                       481,700    485,200    491,600    498,700    509,200    526,200    531,600    526,300    507,000    503,600    498,200    497,200    504,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      31,500     30,100     28,000     24,000     23,500     25,100     27,500     24,100     23,000     22,400     22,700     22,900     25,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.1        5.8        5.4        4.6        4.4        4.6        4.9        4.4        4.3        4.3        4.4        4.4        4.8

MONMOUTH COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      302,800    304,400    307,500    310,000    316,300    327,500    332,200    327,000    314,500    312,000    308,600    307,600    314,200
EMPLOYMENT                       286,700    288,800    292,600    296,800    303,000    313,200    316,400    313,200    301,800    299,700    296,500    295,900    300,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,100     15,700     15,000     13,200     13,300     14,300     15,800     13,800     12,800     12,300     12,200     11,800     13,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.3        5.1        4.9        4.3        4.2        4.4        4.8        4.2        4.1        4.0        3.9        3.8        4.4

OCEAN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      210,400    210,900    212,100    212,700    216,400    223,800    226,900    223,300    215,500    213,900    212,200    212,500    215,900
EMPLOYMENT                       195,000    196,400    199,000    201,900    206,200    213,000    215,200    213,100    205,300    203,900    201,700    201,300    204,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,400     14,500     13,100     10,800     10,200     10,800     11,700     10,300     10,200     10,000     10,500     11,200     11,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.3        6.9        6.2        5.1        4.7        4.8        5.2        4.6        4.7        4.7        5.0        5.3        5.4

NEWARK LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                    1,032,700  1,037,100  1,038,600  1,030,600  1,035,000  1,051,200  1,057,600  1,045,400  1,031,300  1,036,100  1,036,300  1,034,400  1,038,900
EMPLOYMENT                       971,300    978,100    981,200    979,700    983,000    995,200    997,800    992,300    980,000    987,000    990,000    988,500    985,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      61,400     59,000     57,400     50,800     52,000     56,000     59,800     53,100     51,300     49,100     46,300     45,900     53,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.9        5.7        5.5        4.9        5.0        5.3        5.7        5.1        5.0        4.7        4.5        4.4        5.2

ESSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      376,600    377,600    378,300    375,000    376,800    382,900    384,500    379,300    375,000    376,500    376,000    375,400    377,800
EMPLOYMENT                       348,100    350,500    351,600    351,100    352,300    356,600    357,600    355,600    351,200    353,700    354,800    354,200    353,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      28,500     27,100     26,700     23,900     24,500     26,300     27,000     23,700     23,900     22,800     21,300     21,100     24,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.6        7.2        7.0        6.4        6.5        6.9        7.0        6.2        6.4        6.1        5.7        5.6        6.5

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

MORRIS COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      260,400    262,000    262,300    260,600    261,700    265,600    267,100    264,700    261,000    262,200    262,700    262,000    262,700
EMPLOYMENT                       250,500    252,200    253,000    252,700    253,500    256,600    257,300    255,900    252,700    254,500    255,300    254,900    254,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                       9,900      9,700      9,200      8,000      8,200      9,000      9,800      8,800      8,300      7,700      7,400      7,100      8,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.8        3.7        3.5        3.1        3.1        3.4        3.7        3.3        3.2        2.9        2.8        2.7        3.3

SUSSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       76,600     76,900     76,900     76,100     76,300     77,500     78,500     77,600     75,900     76,300     76,500     76,600     76,800
EMPLOYMENT                        72,400     72,900     73,200     73,100     73,300     74,200     74,400     74,000     73,100     73,600     73,800     73,700     73,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                       4,100      4,000      3,700      3,000      3,000      3,300      4,100      3,600      2,800      2,700      2,700      2,900      3,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.4        5.2        4.8        4.0        3.9        4.2        5.2        4.6        3.7        3.5        3.5        3.7        4.3

UNION COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      267,600    268,800    269,500    267,700    269,000    273,100    274,900    271,600    268,400    269,800    269,700    269,100    269,900
EMPLOYMENT                       251,800    253,500    254,300    253,900    254,800    257,900    258,600    257,200    254,000    255,800    256,600    256,200    255,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      15,800     15,300     15,200     13,800     14,200     15,200     16,300     14,400     14,400     14,000     13,200     12,900     14,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.9        5.7        5.6        5.2        5.3        5.6        5.9        5.3        5.4        5.2        4.9        4.8        5.4

WARREN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       51,700     51,800     51,600     51,100     51,200     52,100     52,600     52,200     51,000     51,200     51,300     51,300     51,600
EMPLOYMENT                        48,600     48,900     49,100     49,000     49,100     49,800     49,900     49,600     49,000     49,400     49,500     49,400     49,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,100      2,900      2,600      2,100      2,100      2,300      2,700      2,600      2,000      1,900      1,800      1,900      2,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.0        5.5        5.0        4.1        4.1        4.4        5.1        4.9        3.9        3.6        3.6        3.7        4.5

NEW JERSEY

LABOR FORCE                    4,220,400  4,236,900  4,248,500  4,236,200  4,260,800  4,332,200  4,355,500  4,309,600  4,248,200  4,260,600  4,259,000  4,256,700  4,268,700
EMPLOYMENT                     3,956,400  3,986,100  4,011,100  4,027,400  4,051,300  4,108,600  4,114,900  4,098,200  4,046,500  4,065,300  4,065,500  4,061,800  4,049,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                     264,000    250,800    237,400    208,700    209,500    223,600    240,600    211,400    201,600    195,200    193,600    194,900    219,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.3        5.9        5.6        4.9        4.9        5.2        5.5        4.9        4.7        4.6        4.5        4.6        5.1





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Data may not add due to rounding.