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Atlantic County
New Jersey

Economic Development

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Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Employment Data

Facts & StatsFacts and Stats
  • Atlantic County has become the second largest agricultural county in the Garden State producing crops and livestock worth $128.3 million annually according to the 2007 Agricultural Census.
  • 44% of employment in Atlantic County is directly or indirectly related to tourism. 1
  • New Jersey’s fourth and eighth grade students ranked among the best in the nation in standardized test scores for reading and math. 2
  • Atlantic County is home to 7,026 women-owned businesses with annual revenues of $1.2 billion. 3
  • 1 out of every 10 NJ workers owes his/her job to tourism. 4
  • Atlantic Cape Community College enrolls more than 6,500 credit students.
  • Atlantic Cape Community College granted $2 million to support the construction of a Technology Studies Institute.
  • Healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to account for the majority new jobs (3,350) from 2008-2018, a total that is greater than all other industries with projected job gains combined. 5

2015 Non Farm Wage and Salary Employment Estimates

Industry

Estimated Annual Employment Average*

Total Non-Farm Employment

129,100

Total Private Sector

106,500

Goods Producing

7,600

   Mining, Logging, and Construction

5,500

   Manufacturing

2,100

Private Service-Providing

98,900

   Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

21,800

Wholesale Trade

2,700

Retail Trade

16,100

Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities

3,000

   Information

800

   Finance

3,800

   Professional and Business Services

10,000

   Education and Health Services

19,600

Hospitals

5,800

  Leisure and Hospitality

37,300

Accommodation and Food Services

35,800

Accommodation

23,600

Casino Hotels

21,300

Food Services and Drinking Places

12,200

  Other Services

5,700

  Government

22,600

  Federal Government

2,600

  State Government

4,200

  Local Government

15,900

*Estimated Employment - is not the reported employment for the occupation, but rather represents an estimate of the number of employees in that occupation in the defined geographic area and industry.

source: NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, 2015, (non-seasonally adjusted).


Atlantic County is projected to add 3,850 jobs from 2012 to 2022, an increase of 2.8 percent. In comparison, the state's payrolls are projected to advance by 7.5 percent. The county's healthcare and social services industry is projected to account for the majority of these new jobs (+2,550).

Projected Employment Change by Industry

Change: 2012-2022

Atlantic County

2012

2022

 

Percent

Industry Title (Two Digit NAICS)

Jobs

Jobs

Number

Total

Annual

 

Total Nonfarm Employment

138,000

141,850

3,850

2.8

0.3

 

Health Care and Social Services

17,950

20,500

2,550

14.2

1.3

 

Construction

4,600

5,950

1,350

29.0

2.6

 

Retail Trade

15,750

16,700

950

5.9

0.6

 

Other Services

5,050

5,600

550

10.9

1.0

 

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

4,300

4,800

500

12.8

1.2

 

Transportation and Warehousing

2,200

2,550

350

16.1

1.5

 

Wholesale Trade

3,050

3,350

300

9.7

0.9

 

Administrative and Waste Management

4,300

4,550

250

6.4

0.6

 

Educational Services

1,100

1,300

200

20.0

1.8

 

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

1,800

2,000

200

10.6

1.0

 

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

1,450

1,600

150

8.0

0.8

 

Utilities

750

850

100

15.2

1.4

 

Finance and Insurance

2,750

2,850

100

3.3

0.3

 

Management of Companies and Enterprises

750

800

50

7.7

0.7

 

Natural Resources and Mining

0

0

0

3.1

0.3

 

Manufacturing

2,200

2,200

0

-1.2

-0.1

 

Information

800

700

-100

-12.7

-1.3

 

Government

22,950

22,500

-450

-1.9

-0.2

 

Accommodation and Food Services

46,250

43,050

-3,200

-6.9

-0.7

 

Percent changes are based on unrounded data.
Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

 

 

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