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Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Trenton rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Trenton peaked in February 2010 at 8.5% and is now 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Trenton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
New Jersey 5.1% +0.2 +0.3
Trenton 4.6% +0.2 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Trenton, New Jersey, National

Trenton, New Jersey monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Trenton, New Jersey Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Trenton peaked in June 2012 at 16,522. There are now 7,440 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,197 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,885. Trenton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Trenton, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Trenton 9,082 +220 +880

Number of Unemployed Persons

Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 5.1% 4.6% 9,082
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.4% 8,862
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.3% 8,702
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 4.1% 8,266
July
2017
4.3% 4.2% 3.7% 7,433
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.6% 7,313
May
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.7% 7,413
April
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.6% 7,197
March
2017
4.5% 4.2% 3.7% 7,415
February
2017
4.7% 4.5% 3.9% 7,812
January
2017
4.8% 4.6% 3.8% 7,685

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.