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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlantic City fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 11.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.2 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in June 2020 at 35.2% and is now 24.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 10.8% in September 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
New Jersey 7.8% 0.0 +4.1
Atlantic City 11.0% -0.1 +5.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 June 2020 at 45,192. There are now 32,197 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 12,107 in September 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 888. Atlantic City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 12,995 -45 +6,445

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
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 7.8% 11.0% 12,995
January
2021
6.3% 7.8% 11.1% 13,040
December
2020
6.7% 7.7% 11.9% 13,860
November
2020
6.7% 10.2% 15.3% 18,593
October
2020
6.9% 7.7% 12.6% 14,578
September
2020
7.8% 7.8% 10.8% 12,107
August
2020
8.4% 11.0% 18.9% 22,747
July
2020
10.2% 13.1% 25.2% 31,458
June
2020
11.1% 16.3% 35.2% 45,192
May
2020
13.3% 16.5% 32.9% 40,766
April
2020
14.8% 16.6% 34.0% 42,192

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.