Economic Trends & Analysis

This page contains reliable sources of data, information, commentary and analysis regarding the New Jersey economy.

NJ Economic Reports

The Receding Metropolitan Perimeter: A New Postsuburban Demographic Normal
Rutgers Regional Report, September, 2014

New Jersey: The Everlasting Recovery!
Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, July 2014

Regional Focus: Quarterly regional analysis of the local labor areas in New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Naroff Economic Advisors

September Job Estimates, Help Wanted Online Activity and Manufacturing Activity

The economy doesn’t seem to have picked up any steam in September

Joel L. Naroff, Ph.D., President, Naroff Economic Advisors, Inc.

NJBIA Business Outlook Survey

This annual survey is the oldest and most reliable barometer of NJ business conditions.

2014 Business Outlook Survey news release

Survey archives

NJBIA C-Suite Survey

This survey identifies the views and concerns of NJ’s private-sector CEOs. 

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s 2013 C-Suite Survey was conducted in the spring of 2013.  Read more

NJ Economy at a Glance

Total employment, private- sector employment, unemployment and UI claims compared on a month- to- month basis over a 12 month rolling period. See charts.