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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlantic City fell 0.4 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in November 2012 at 14.0% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New Jersey 4.1% -0.1 -0.6
Atlantic City 5.4% -0.4 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 19,927. There are now 13,312 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Atlantic City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 6,615 -582 -1,993

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
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.4% 6,615
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 5.8% 7,197
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 6.0% 7,433
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 6.0% 7,315
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 6.0% 7,124
May
2018
3.8% 4.4% 5.8% 6,841
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 6.3% 7,658
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 6.4% 7,799
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 6.4% 7,762
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.5% 7,937
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 6.8% 8,362

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.