The labor force in New Jersey was 4,588,472 in July 2017, up from 4,549,942 in June 2017, and down from 4,591,439 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 4,371,422 in July 2017, up from 4,353,578 in June 2017, and up from 4,338,706 one year ago in July 2016.