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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlantic City rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2017 to 7.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in November 2012 at 14.0% and is now 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
New Jersey 4.7% +0.2 -0.2
Atlantic City 7.3% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2017 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Atlantic City, New Jersey, National

Atlantic City, New Jersey monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Atlantic City, New Jersey Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Atlantic City peaked in November 2012 at 19,964. There are now 10,922 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,878 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,164. Atlantic City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 9,042 +149 -129

Number of Unemployed Persons

Atlantic City, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Atlantic City
Unemployment Rate
Atlantic City
Unemployed
October
2017
4.1% 4.9%
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 7.3% 9,042
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 7.2% 8,893
July
2017
4.3% 4.2% 6.6% 8,213
June
2017
4.4% 4.1% 6.6% 8,179
May
2017
4.3% 4.1% 6.6% 8,079
April
2017
4.4% 4.1% 6.4% 7,878
March
2017
4.5% 4.2% 6.5% 8,031
February
2017
4.7% 4.5% 7.0% 8,669
January
2017
4.8% 4.6% 6.9% 8,521
December
2016
4.7% 4.7% 7.2% 8,950
November
2016
4.6% 4.8% 7.3% 9,053

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.