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 1998 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                      171,600    171,200    171,200    171,000    174,500    183,900    188,800    186,300    178,600    172,700    171,600    172,000    176,100
EMPLOYMENT                       152,400    153,100    153,800    156,300    160,900    170,100    174,900    174,300    166,400    159,600    156,100    155,800    161,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                      19,200     18,100     17,400     14,700     13,700     13,800     13,900     11,900     12,100     13,000     15,500     16,200     15,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   11.2       10.6       10.2        8.6        7.8        7.5        7.4        6.4        6.8        7.5        9.0        9.4        8.5

ATLANTIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      123,600    123,700    124,400    125,800    130,100    137,600    141,300    139,200    133,500    127,600    124,600    124,600    129,700
EMPLOYMENT                       113,100    113,600    114,100    115,900    119,400    126,200    129,800    129,300    123,500    118,500    115,800    115,600    119,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      10,500     10,100     10,300      9,900     10,700     11,400     11,500      9,900     10,000      9,200      8,800      9,000     10,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    8.5        8.2        8.3        7.9        8.3        8.3        8.1        7.1        7.5        7.2        7.1        7.2        7.8

CAPE MAY COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       48,000     47,500     46,800     45,200     44,400     46,300     47,500     47,000     45,000     45,000     47,000     47,400     46,400
EMPLOYMENT                        39,300     39,500     39,700     40,300     41,500     43,900     45,100     45,000     42,900     41,200     40,300     40,200     41,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                       8,700      8,000      7,200      4,800      2,900      2,400      2,400      2,000      2,100      3,800      6,700      7,200      4,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   18.1       16.8       15.3       10.7        6.6        5.2        5.1        4.3        4.6        8.5       14.3       15.2       10.5

BERGEN-PASSAIC LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      684,500    681,900    681,900    678,400    680,000    690,000    684,800    678,600    674,100    680,500    683,300    684,900    681,900
EMPLOYMENT                       650,300    649,500    650,400    649,900    651,400    659,800    651,400    649,100    645,800    653,200    655,600    657,200    652,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                      34,200     32,400     31,500     28,500     28,600     30,200     33,300     29,500     28,300     27,300     27,700     27,600     29,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.0        4.7        4.6        4.2        4.2        4.4        4.9        4.4        4.2        4.0        4.1        4.0        4.4

BERGEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      448,200    446,900    446,800    445,100    446,200    452,800    449,500    446,000    442,900    446,800    448,300    449,300    447,400
EMPLOYMENT                       430,000    429,500    430,100    429,800    430,800    436,300    430,800    429,300    427,000    432,000    433,500    434,600    431,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      18,200     17,400     16,700     15,400     15,400     16,500     18,700     16,700     15,800     14,900     14,800     14,700     16,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.1        3.9        3.7        3.5        3.5        3.6        4.2        3.7        3.6        3.3        3.3        3.3        3.6

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

PASSAIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      236,300    234,900    235,100    233,200    233,800    237,200    235,300    232,700    231,200    233,700    235,000    235,500    234,500
EMPLOYMENT                       220,200    220,000    220,300    220,100    220,600    223,500    220,600    219,900    218,700    221,200    222,000    222,600    220,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,000     15,000     14,800     13,100     13,200     13,800     14,600     12,800     12,500     12,400     13,000     12,900     13,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.8        6.4        6.3        5.6        5.7        5.8        6.2        5.5        5.4        5.3        5.5        5.5        5.8

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

LABOR FORCE                      649,000    650,300    650,400    645,700    646,000    649,900    655,100    651,400    647,900    652,100    654,900    658,100    650,900
EMPLOYMENT                       617,900    620,000    621,400    619,300    620,500    622,300    625,100    624,300    622,200    628,100    630,700    634,500    623,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      31,200     30,300     28,900     26,400     25,500     27,600     30,000     27,100     25,600     24,000     24,200     23,700     27,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.8        4.7        4.4        4.1        3.9        4.2        4.6        4.2        4.0        3.7        3.7        3.6        4.2

CAMDEN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      616,500    617,600    617,800    613,600    613,900    617,600    622,400    619,100    615,800    619,900    622,500    625,400    618,500
EMPLOYMENT                       587,400    589,400    590,800    588,800    590,000    591,700    594,300    593,500    591,600    597,200    599,700    603,200    593,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      29,100     28,200     27,000     24,800     23,900     26,000     28,100     25,600     24,200     22,700     22,800     22,200     25,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.7        4.6        4.4        4.0        3.9        4.2        4.5        4.1        3.9        3.7        3.7        3.6        4.1

BURLINGTON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      225,500    225,700    225,700    224,600    224,600    226,000    227,800    226,800    225,400    227,200    228,000    229,300    226,400
EMPLOYMENT                       216,600    217,300    217,800    217,100    217,500    218,200    219,100    218,800    218,100    220,200    221,100    222,400    218,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                       8,900      8,400      7,800      7,600      7,100      7,800      8,700      7,900      7,200      7,000      6,900      6,900      7,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.9        3.7        3.5        3.4        3.2        3.5        3.8        3.5        3.2        3.1        3.0        3.0        3.4

CAMDEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      259,300    259,900    260,100    258,200    258,300    259,900    261,600    260,300    259,300    261,000    262,000    263,200    260,300
EMPLOYMENT                       246,200    247,000    247,600    246,700    247,200    247,900    249,000    248,700    247,900    250,200    251,300    252,800    248,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,200     12,900     12,500     11,500     11,100     12,000     12,600     11,600     11,400     10,700     10,800     10,400     11,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.1        5.0        4.8        4.4        4.3        4.6        4.8        4.5        4.4        4.1        4.1        3.9        4.5

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

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      131,700    132,000    132,100    130,800    131,000    131,700    132,900    132,100    131,200    131,800    132,400    133,000    131,900
EMPLOYMENT                       124,700    125,100    125,400    125,000    125,200    125,600    126,100    126,000    125,600    126,800    127,300    128,000    125,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       7,000      6,900      6,700      5,800      5,800      6,100      6,800      6,100      5,600      5,100      5,100      4,900      6,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.3        5.2        5.1        4.4        4.4        4.7        5.1        4.6        4.3        3.8        3.9        3.7        4.5

SALEM COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       32,500     32,600     32,500     32,100     32,100     32,300     32,700     32,300     32,000     32,200     32,400     32,700     32,400
EMPLOYMENT                        30,400     30,500     30,600     30,500     30,600     30,600     30,800     30,700     30,600     30,900     31,100     31,200     30,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,100      2,100      1,900      1,600      1,600      1,700      1,900      1,500      1,400      1,300      1,400      1,500      1,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.4        6.5        5.8        5.0        4.9        5.1        5.9        4.8        4.3        4.0        4.2        4.4        5.1

VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON LABOR AREA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       66,500     66,000     66,200     66,100     66,700     67,000     66,300     65,500     65,500     65,500     65,700     66,100     66,100
EMPLOYMENT                        59,500     59,300     59,500     60,100     61,000     61,100     60,100     60,400     60,300     60,400     60,300     60,300     60,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                       6,900      6,700      6,800      6,000      5,700      6,000      6,200      5,100      5,200      5,100      5,400      5,800      5,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   10.4       10.2       10.2        9.1        8.5        8.9        9.4        7.8        7.9        7.8        8.2        8.7        8.9

JERSEY CITY LABOR AREA
HUDSON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      287,000    286,900    287,200    283,800    284,300    288,200    290,100    286,200    284,800    285,000    285,200    288,300    286,400
EMPLOYMENT                       264,300    265,300    265,900    263,800    263,700    265,900    267,400    266,500    264,700    265,500    265,700    268,200    265,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,700     21,600     21,300     20,000     20,600     22,300     22,800     19,700     20,100     19,500     19,500     20,200     20,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    7.9        7.5        7.4        7.1        7.2        7.7        7.8        6.9        7.1        6.8        6.8        7.0        7.3

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

TRENTON LABOR AREA
MERCER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      170,500    170,800    171,000    169,200    169,000    170,700    169,600    167,500    167,300    170,200    170,600    171,900    169,900
EMPLOYMENT                       162,500    163,000    163,600    163,000    162,800    163,600    161,700    160,500    160,400    163,800    164,300    165,300    162,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       8,100      7,800      7,400      6,300      6,200      7,100      8,000      7,000      6,900      6,400      6,300      6,700      7,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.7        4.5        4.3        3.7        3.7        4.1        4.7        4.2        4.1        3.7        3.7        3.9        4.1

MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      640,400    642,500    642,200    641,800    642,300    646,400    649,400    640,100    638,300    647,900    650,300    653,400    644,600
EMPLOYMENT                       617,200    619,800    620,200    621,000    622,400    625,300    624,800    619,000    618,300    629,100    631,300    635,000    623,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      23,200     22,800     22,000     20,700     19,900     21,000     24,600     21,000     20,000     18,800     19,000     18,400     20,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.6        3.5        3.4        3.2        3.1        3.3        3.8        3.3        3.1        2.9        2.9        2.8        3.2

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      404,000    405,100    404,900    404,600    405,000    407,600    409,900    403,500    402,300    408,400    410,200    411,900    406,500
EMPLOYMENT                       387,200    388,900    389,200    389,700    390,500    392,400    392,000    388,400    388,000    394,700    396,100    398,400    391,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      16,700     16,200     15,700     15,000     14,500     15,200     17,800     15,100     14,400     13,700     14,100     13,500     15,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.1        4.0        3.9        3.7        3.6        3.7        4.4        3.7        3.6        3.3        3.4        3.3        3.7

SOMERSET COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      167,300    168,100    168,100    168,000    168,100    169,100    169,800    167,600    167,200    169,700    170,100    170,900    168,700
EMPLOYMENT                       162,700    163,400    163,500    163,700    164,100    164,900    164,700    163,200    163,000    165,900    166,400    167,400    164,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                       4,600      4,700      4,600      4,200      4,000      4,300      5,100      4,400      4,200      3,900      3,600      3,500      4,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    2.8        2.8        2.7        2.5        2.4        2.5        3.0        2.6        2.5        2.3        2.1        2.1        2.5

HUNTERDON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       69,100     69,300     69,200     69,200     69,100     69,600     69,700     68,900     68,700     69,800     70,100     70,500     69,400
EMPLOYMENT                        67,200     67,500     67,500     67,600     67,800     68,100     68,000     67,400     67,300     68,500     68,800     69,200     67,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                       1,900      1,800      1,600      1,500      1,300      1,500      1,700      1,500      1,400      1,300      1,300      1,300      1,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    2.7        2.6        2.4        2.2        1.9        2.1        2.4        2.2        2.0        1.8        1.9        1.9        2.2

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

MONMOUTH-OCEAN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                      513,500    514,100    514,600    518,300    523,100    536,400    543,400    534,500    516,700    516,700    516,500    515,900    522,000
EMPLOYMENT                       486,400    488,000    490,200    496,300    502,500    514,600    518,500    513,200    496,000    496,300    495,000    494,700    499,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      27,100     26,100     24,400     22,000     20,600     21,900     24,900     21,300     20,700     20,400     21,500     21,200     22,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.3        5.1        4.7        4.2        3.9        4.1        4.6        4.0        4.0        3.9        4.2        4.1        4.3

MONMOUTH COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      302,700    303,200    303,900    306,800    309,600    317,800    322,500    317,300    306,500    306,300    305,700    305,100    309,000
EMPLOYMENT                       288,800    289,800    291,100    294,700    298,400    305,600    307,900    304,700    294,500    294,700    294,000    293,800    296,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,800     13,500     12,800     12,100     11,200     12,200     14,600     12,600     12,000     11,600     11,800     11,300     12,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.6        4.4        4.2        3.9        3.6        3.9        4.5        4.0        3.9        3.8        3.9        3.7        4.0

OCEAN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      210,900    210,800    210,700    211,500    213,500    218,600    220,900    217,200    210,200    210,400    210,800    210,800    213,000
EMPLOYMENT                       197,600    198,200    199,100    201,600    204,100    209,000    210,600    208,400    201,400    201,600    201,100    200,900    202,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      13,300     12,600     11,600      9,900      9,400      9,600     10,300      8,800      8,700      8,800      9,700      9,800     10,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.3        6.0        5.5        4.7        4.4        4.4        4.7        4.0        4.1        4.2        4.6        4.7        4.8

NEWARK LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                    1,023,000  1,022,400  1,021,600  1,021,500  1,023,900  1,035,900  1,037,400  1,027,900  1,017,900  1,026,300  1,029,200  1,032,100  1,026,600
EMPLOYMENT                       971,800    973,200    974,100    977,600    981,000    989,900    985,900    983,400    973,800    983,300    986,900    990,200    980,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      51,300     49,200     47,500     43,800     42,900     46,000     51,600     44,400     44,100     43,000     42,300     42,000     45,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.0        4.8        4.7        4.3        4.2        4.4        5.0        4.3        4.3        4.2        4.1        4.1        4.4

ESSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      368,900    368,600    368,200    367,300    369,100    373,800    373,700    370,100    367,700    370,700    371,300    372,500    370,200
EMPLOYMENT                       346,100    346,600    346,900    348,200    349,400    352,600    351,100    350,300    346,800    350,200    351,500    352,700    349,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                      22,800     21,900     21,200     19,100     19,700     21,200     22,600     19,800     20,800     20,500     19,800     19,900     20,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    6.2        6.0        5.8        5.2        5.3        5.7        6.0        5.4        5.7        5.5        5.3        5.3        5.6

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

MORRIS COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      260,800    260,900    260,800    260,900    261,600    264,400    264,000    262,500    259,900    262,200    263,000    263,700    262,100
EMPLOYMENT                       252,400    252,800    253,000    253,900    254,800    257,100    256,100    255,400    252,900    255,400    256,300    257,200    254,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                       8,400      8,100      7,800      7,000      6,800      7,300      7,900      7,100      6,900      6,800      6,600      6,500      7,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    3.2        3.1        3.0        2.7        2.6        2.8        3.0        2.7        2.7        2.6        2.5        2.5        2.8

SUSSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       76,500     76,300     76,100     76,300     75,900     76,800     77,100     76,700     75,300     76,000     76,400     76,800     76,400
EMPLOYMENT                        72,900     73,000     73,100     73,400     73,600     74,300     74,000     73,800     73,100     73,800     74,100     74,300     73,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                       3,500      3,300      3,000      3,000      2,300      2,500      3,200      2,900      2,200      2,200      2,400      2,500      2,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.6        4.3        4.0        3.9        3.0        3.2        4.1        3.8        2.9        2.9        3.1        3.3        3.6

UNION COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      265,500    265,400    265,400    265,800    266,100    269,200    270,600    266,900    264,400    266,300    267,100    267,600    266,700
EMPLOYMENT                       251,500    251,900    252,100    253,100    253,900    256,200    255,200    254,500    252,100    254,500    255,500    256,300    253,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      14,000     13,500     13,300     12,700     12,100     12,900     15,500     12,400     12,400     11,800     11,600     11,300     12,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.3        5.1        5.0        4.8        4.6        4.8        5.7        4.6        4.7        4.4        4.4        4.2        4.8

WARREN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                       51,300     51,200     51,000     51,100     51,200     51,800     52,000     51,600     50,700     51,000     51,400     51,500     51,300
EMPLOYMENT                        48,800     48,900     48,900     49,100     49,200     49,700     49,500     49,400     48,900     49,400     49,500     49,700     49,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                       2,500      2,300      2,100      2,100      1,900      2,100      2,500      2,200      1,800      1,700      1,800      1,800      2,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    4.8        4.6        4.1        4.0        3.7        4.0        4.8        4.3        3.6        3.3        3.5        3.5        4.0

NEW JERSEY

LABOR FORCE                    4,206,100  4,206,000  4,206,200  4,195,800  4,209,700  4,268,500  4,285,000  4,238,000  4,190,900  4,216,900  4,227,400  4,242,700  4,224,400
EMPLOYMENT                     3,982,300  3,991,100  3,999,000  4,007,300  4,026,100  4,072,700  4,069,800  4,050,700  4,007,900  4,039,500  4,046,000  4,061,100  4,029,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                     223,900    214,900    207,100    188,500    183,600    195,800    215,300    187,300    183,100    177,400    181,400    181,600    195,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                    5.3        5.1        4.9        4.5        4.4        4.6        5.0        4.4        4.4        4.2        4.3        4.3        4.6





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Data may not add due to rounding.