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 1999 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                     170,900    171,000    171,500    172,400    176,100    186,000    192,700    190,100    180,800    173,600    172,100    170,300    177,300
EMPLOYMENT                      151,900    153,400    154,100    158,300    162,700    172,500    179,400    178,800    169,800    162,100    158,800    156,400    163,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                     19,000     17,700     17,400     14,200     13,400     13,400     13,300     11,300     11,000     11,500     13,300     13,900     14,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                  11.1       10.3       10.2        8.2        7.6        7.2        6.9        6.0        6.1        6.6        7.7        8.2        8.0

ATLANTIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     123,100    123,700    124,600    127,000    131,200    139,200    144,200    142,100    135,000    128,600    125,500    123,800    130,700
EMPLOYMENT                      112,900    114,000    114,600    117,600    120,900    128,300    133,300    132,900    126,200    120,500    118,000    116,200    121,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                     10,200      9,700     10,100      9,300     10,300     11,000     10,800      9,200      8,800      8,100      7,500      7,600      9,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   8.3        7.9        8.1        7.3        7.8        7.9        7.5        6.5        6.5        6.3        6.0        6.1        7.2

CAPE MAY COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      47,800     47,300     46,900     45,500     44,900     46,800     48,500     48,000     45,800     45,000     46,500     46,500     46,600
EMPLOYMENT                       39,000     39,400     39,600     40,600     41,800     44,300     46,100     45,900     43,600     41,600     40,800     40,100     41,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      8,800      7,900      7,300      4,800      3,100      2,500      2,500      2,100      2,200      3,400      5,800      6,300      4,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                  18.3       16.7       15.6       10.6        7.0        5.3        5.1        4.4        4.8        7.5       12.4       13.6       10.1

BERGEN-PASSAIC LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                     680,200    682,200    687,900    685,900    687,300    697,000    696,100    689,000    682,200    687,200    687,800    688,200    687,600
EMPLOYMENT                      646,700    649,800    654,400    655,200    655,300    662,700    658,900    656,000    651,700    658,000    660,300    661,900    655,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                     33,600     32,500     33,500     30,600     32,000     34,200     37,200     33,000     30,600     29,200     27,500     26,300     31,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.9        4.8        4.9        4.5        4.7        4.9        5.3        4.8        4.5        4.2        4.0        3.8        4.6

BERGEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     444,700    446,400    450,000    449,000    449,900    456,100    455,600    451,700    447,000    450,600    451,100    451,600    450,300
EMPLOYMENT                      427,500    429,500    432,600    433,100    433,200    438,100    435,600    433,700    430,800    435,000    436,500    437,500    433,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                     17,200     16,900     17,300     15,900     16,700     18,000     20,100     18,000     16,200     15,600     14,600     14,000     16,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   3.9        3.8        3.9        3.5        3.7        4.0        4.4        4.0        3.6        3.5        3.2        3.1        3.7

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

PASSAIC COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     235,500    235,800    238,000    236,900    237,400    240,800    240,400    237,300    235,200    236,600    236,700    236,600    237,300
EMPLOYMENT                      219,200    220,200    221,800    222,100    222,100    224,600    223,300    222,400    220,900    223,000    223,800    224,300    222,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                     16,300     15,600     16,200     14,800     15,300     16,200     17,100     14,900     14,300     13,600     12,900     12,300     15,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   6.9        6.6        6.8        6.2        6.4        6.7        7.1        6.3        6.1        5.7        5.4        5.2        6.3

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

LABOR FORCE                     649,500    652,800    655,700    656,500    660,500    665,300    666,100    660,100    654,500    656,900    658,000    659,900    658,000
EMPLOYMENT                      620,600    624,900    628,100    632,000    633,800    635,900    632,900    630,700    626,600    631,100    632,900    636,200    630,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                     28,900     27,800     27,600     24,500     26,600     29,400     33,200     29,400     27,800     25,800     25,100     23,800     27,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.4        4.3        4.2        3.7        4.0        4.4        5.0        4.5        4.3        3.9        3.8        3.6        4.2

CAMDEN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                     617,400    620,500    623,400    624,300    628,200    632,800    633,400    627,700    622,500    624,800    625,800    627,500    625,700
EMPLOYMENT                      590,300    594,500    597,400    601,200    602,900    604,900    602,000    599,900    596,000    600,300    602,100    605,100    599,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                     27,100     26,100     26,000     23,100     25,300     27,900     31,300     27,800     26,400     24,500     23,700     22,400     26,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.4        4.2        4.2        3.7        4.0        4.4        4.9        4.4        4.2        3.9        3.8        3.6        4.1

BURLINGTON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     226,700    227,900    229,000    229,500    230,800    232,000    232,300    230,100    228,100    229,300    229,600    230,200    229,600
EMPLOYMENT                      218,500    220,000    221,100    222,500    223,100    223,800    222,800    222,000    220,600    222,200    222,800    223,900    221,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      8,200      7,900      7,900      7,000      7,600      8,200      9,500      8,100      7,500      7,100      6,800      6,300      7,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   3.6        3.5        3.5        3.1        3.3        3.5        4.1        3.5        3.3        3.1        3.0        2.7        3.3

CAMDEN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     258,400    259,600    261,000    261,300    263,000    265,000    264,900    262,800    261,000    261,900    262,200    262,900    262,000
EMPLOYMENT                      245,800    247,500    248,800    250,300    251,100    251,900    250,700    249,800    248,200    250,000    250,700    252,000    249,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                     12,600     12,100     12,200     11,000     12,000     13,100     14,200     13,000     12,800     11,900     11,500     10,900     12,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.9        4.6        4.7        4.2        4.5        4.9        5.4        4.9        4.9        4.5        4.4        4.1        4.7

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

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     132,300    133,000    133,400    133,500    134,400    135,800    136,100    134,700    133,300    133,700    134,000    134,400    134,100
EMPLOYMENT                      126,000    126,900    127,600    128,400    128,700    129,200    128,600    128,100    127,300    128,200    128,600    129,200    128,100
UNEMPLOYMENT                      6,300      6,100      5,900      5,200      5,700      6,600      7,600      6,600      6,100      5,500      5,400      5,200      6,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.8        4.6        4.4        3.9        4.2        4.9        5.6        4.9        4.5        4.1        4.0        3.9        4.5

SALEM COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      32,000     32,200     32,300     32,200     32,300     32,600     32,700     32,400     32,000     32,100     32,300     32,400     32,300
EMPLOYMENT                       30,300     30,500     30,600     30,800     30,900     31,000     30,900     30,800     30,600     30,800     30,900     31,000     30,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      1,800      1,800      1,700      1,400      1,300      1,500      1,900      1,600      1,400      1,300      1,400      1,400      1,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   5.5        5.4        5.1        4.2        4.2        4.7        5.7        5.1        4.4        4.1        4.3        4.3        4.8

VINELAND-MILLVILLE-BRIDGETON LABOR AREA
CUMBERLAND COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      66,700     66,300     66,900     66,100     66,900     68,100     67,100     66,200     65,600     65,900     66,000     65,700     66,400
EMPLOYMENT                       59,900     60,000     60,600     60,600     61,200     62,100     61,000     61,100     60,700     61,100     61,000     60,500     60,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                      6,800      6,300      6,300      5,500      5,700      5,900      6,100      5,100      4,900      4,800      5,000      5,100      5,600
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                  10.2        9.5        9.4        8.4        8.5        8.7        9.1        7.7        7.5        7.2        7.6        7.8        8.5

JERSEY CITY LABOR AREA
HUDSON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     285,800    286,500    288,200    287,700    288,900    292,500    292,900    289,000    287,200    288,000    288,400    287,700    288,600
EMPLOYMENT                      263,800    265,500    266,300    267,000    266,700    268,600    268,500    267,900    266,800    268,800    270,600    270,800    267,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                     22,000     21,100     21,800     20,700     22,200     23,900     24,300     21,100     20,400     19,200     17,800     16,900     21,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   7.7        7.4        7.6        7.2        7.7        8.2        8.3        7.3        7.1        6.7        6.2        5.9        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                     171,300    172,700    173,800    174,600    174,700    177,000    176,800    175,400    174,300    177,700    177,800    178,100    175,400
EMPLOYMENT                      163,500    165,200    166,400    168,000    168,100    169,800    168,900    168,500    167,700    171,600    171,900    172,500    168,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      7,700      7,400      7,500      6,600      6,600      7,200      7,900      6,900      6,700      6,100      5,900      5,600      6,800
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.5        4.3        4.3        3.8        3.8        4.1        4.5        4.0        3.8        3.5        3.3        3.1        3.9

MIDDLESEX-SOMERSET-HUNTERDON LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                     647,900    654,200    658,500    655,700    658,500    664,700    673,600    668,400    661,500    670,300    672,800    673,100    663,300
EMPLOYMENT                      626,300    632,800    637,000    636,100    637,800    642,300    648,000    645,500    640,100    649,800    653,200    655,100    642,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                     21,600     21,400     21,600     19,600     20,700     22,500     25,600     22,900     21,400     20,400     19,500     17,900     21,300
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   3.3        3.3        3.3        3.0        3.1        3.4        3.8        3.4        3.2        3.0        2.9        2.7        3.2

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     406,800    410,700    413,500    412,000    413,800    417,700    423,500    420,000    415,600    420,700    422,100    422,000    416,600
EMPLOYMENT                      391,200    395,300    397,900    397,300    398,400    401,200    404,700    403,200    399,800    405,900    408,000    409,200    401,000
UNEMPLOYMENT                     15,600     15,400     15,700     14,600     15,400     16,600     18,800     16,800     15,800     14,800     14,100     12,800     15,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   3.8        3.8        3.8        3.6        3.7        4.0        4.4        4.0        3.8        3.5        3.3        3.0        3.7

SOMERSET COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     170,700    172,400    173,500    172,800    173,400    175,100    177,300    176,200    174,500    177,200    177,900    178,100    174,900
EMPLOYMENT                      166,500    168,300    169,400    169,100    169,600    170,800    172,300    171,600    170,200    172,800    173,700    174,200    170,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                      4,200      4,200      4,200      3,600      3,900      4,300      5,000      4,500      4,300      4,400      4,200      3,900      4,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   2.5        2.4        2.4        2.1        2.2        2.5        2.8        2.6        2.4        2.5        2.4        2.2        2.4

HUNTERDON COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      70,400     71,100     71,500     71,000     71,300     71,900     72,700     72,200     71,400     72,400     72,700     72,900     71,800
EMPLOYMENT                       68,600     69,300     69,800     69,700     69,800     70,300     71,000     70,700     70,100     71,200     71,500     71,700     70,300
UNEMPLOYMENT                      1,800      1,800      1,700      1,300      1,400      1,600      1,800      1,500      1,300      1,200      1,200      1,200      1,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   2.6        2.5        2.4        1.9        2.0        2.2        2.4        2.1        1.8        1.7        1.6        1.6        2.1

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

MONMOUTH-OCEAN LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                     513,700    516,500    520,100    525,300    530,500    550,100    558,700    553,100    532,600    528,800    529,200    528,800    532,300
EMPLOYMENT                      487,700    491,700    495,700    504,100    508,900    526,900    533,100    530,700    511,400    508,600    509,000    509,200    509,800
UNEMPLOYMENT                     25,900     24,800     24,400     21,200     21,600     23,200     25,600     22,400     21,200     20,100     20,200     19,500     22,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   5.0        4.8        4.7        4.0        4.1        4.2        4.6        4.0        4.0        3.8        3.8        3.7        4.2

MONMOUTH COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     303,100    305,200    307,600    311,100    314,400    326,000    331,400    327,900    315,500    313,100    313,000    312,600    315,100
EMPLOYMENT                      289,500    291,800    294,200    299,200    302,000    312,700    316,400    315,000    303,500    301,900    302,100    302,200    302,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                     13,600     13,400     13,400     11,900     12,400     13,300     15,000     13,000     12,000     11,300     11,000     10,400     12,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.5        4.4        4.3        3.8        3.9        4.1        4.5        3.9        3.8        3.6        3.5        3.3        4.0

OCEAN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     210,600    211,300    212,600    214,300    216,000    224,100    227,300    225,200    217,100    215,600    216,200    216,100    217,200
EMPLOYMENT                      198,300    199,900    201,500    204,900    206,900    214,200    216,700    215,700    207,900    206,800    206,900    207,000    207,200
UNEMPLOYMENT                     12,300     11,500     11,000      9,300      9,200      9,900     10,600      9,400      9,200      8,900      9,300      9,100     10,000
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   5.9        5.4        5.2        4.3        4.2        4.4        4.7        4.2        4.2        4.1        4.3        4.2        4.6

NEWARK LABOR AREA

LABOR FORCE                   1,034,600  1,040,100  1,043,700  1,041,000  1,045,100  1,058,600  1,063,700  1,050,700  1,039,500  1,050,100  1,050,000  1,050,900  1,047,300
EMPLOYMENT                      985,000    991,900    994,300    996,600    998,100  1,007,400  1,008,700  1,002,300    993,000  1,006,700  1,008,800  1,012,000  1,000,400
UNEMPLOYMENT                     49,500     48,200     49,300     44,400     47,000     51,300     55,000     48,400     46,500     43,400     41,200     38,900     46,900
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.8        4.6        4.7        4.3        4.5        4.8        5.2        4.6        4.5        4.1        3.9        3.7        4.5

ESSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     371,300    373,100    374,700    374,000    375,600    381,000    382,100    376,600    373,700    377,000    376,600    376,700    376,000
EMPLOYMENT                      349,100    351,500    352,400    353,200    353,700    357,000    357,500    355,200    351,900    356,800    357,500    358,700    354,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                     22,200     21,600     22,300     20,800     21,900     24,000     24,600     21,400     21,800     20,200     19,100     18,000     21,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   6.0        5.8        5.9        5.6        5.8        6.3        6.4        5.7        5.8        5.4        5.1        4.8        5.7

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

MORRIS COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     265,600    267,200    267,900    267,400    268,200    271,500    272,400    269,700    266,700    269,800    270,200    270,600    268,900
EMPLOYMENT                      257,400    259,200    259,900    260,500    260,900    263,300    263,600    262,000    259,500    263,100    263,600    264,500    261,500
UNEMPLOYMENT                      8,200      8,000      8,100      6,900      7,400      8,200      8,800      7,700      7,200      6,700      6,500      6,100      7,500
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   3.1        3.0        3.0        2.6        2.7        3.0        3.2        2.9        2.7        2.5        2.4        2.3        2.8

SUSSEX COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      77,900     78,300     78,300     77,700     77,800     78,700     79,500     78,700     77,300     78,400     78,400     78,800     78,300
EMPLOYMENT                       74,500     75,000     75,200     75,300     75,400     76,100     76,200     75,800     75,100     76,100     76,200     76,500     75,600
UNEMPLOYMENT                      3,400      3,300      3,100      2,400      2,300      2,500      3,200      3,000      2,300      2,300      2,200      2,300      2,700
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.4        4.2        4.0        3.0        3.0        3.2        4.1        3.8        2.9        2.9        2.8        3.0        3.4

UNION COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                     267,200    268,800    269,900    269,400    270,600    274,000    275,600    272,200    269,300    271,800    271,700    271,600    271,000
EMPLOYMENT                      254,000    255,700    256,400    257,000    257,300    259,700    260,100    258,400    256,000    259,600    260,100    260,900    257,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                     13,200     13,000     13,500     12,500     13,300     14,300     15,600     13,800     13,300     12,300     11,600     10,700     13,100
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.9        4.9        5.0        4.6        4.9        5.2        5.6        5.1        4.9        4.5        4.3        3.9        4.8

WARREN COUNTY

LABOR FORCE                      52,600     52,800     52,900     52,600     52,800     53,500     54,100     53,400     52,500     53,100     53,100     53,200     53,000
EMPLOYMENT                       50,100     50,400     50,500     50,700     50,700     51,200     51,300     51,000     50,500     51,200     51,300     51,400     50,900
UNEMPLOYMENT                      2,500      2,400      2,400      1,900      2,100      2,300      2,800      2,500      2,000      1,900      1,800      1,700      2,200
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   4.7        4.5        4.5        3.6        4.0        4.3        5.3        4.6        3.8        3.5        3.4        3.2        4.1

NEW JERSEY

LABOR FORCE                   4,220,500  4,242,400  4,266,400  4,265,200  4,288,500  4,359,300  4,387,600  4,341,900  4,278,200  4,298,400  4,302,000  4,302,600  4,296,100
EMPLOYMENT                    4,005,500  4,035,200  4,056,900  4,077,900  4,092,700  4,148,300  4,159,400  4,141,500  4,087,800  4,117,900  4,126,400  4,134,700  4,098,700
UNEMPLOYMENT                    215,000    207,200    209,400    187,300    195,800    211,000    228,200    200,500    190,400    180,500    175,600    168,000    197,400
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE                   5.1        4.9        4.9        4.4        4.6        4.8        5.2        4.6        4.5        4.2        4.1        3.9        4.6





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Data may not add due to rounding.