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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 November 2021 to 8.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in May 2020 at 36.2% and is now 27.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
New Jersey 6.6% -0.4 -3.6
Atlantic City 8.7% -0.4 -5.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 May 2020 at 43,913. There are now 33,483 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 10,430 -530 -7,082

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
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.6% 8.7% 10,430
October
2021
4.6% 7.0% 9.1% 10,960
September
2021
4.7% 7.1% 10.5% 12,391
August
2021
5.2% 7.2% 11.0% 12,953
July
2021
5.4% 7.3% 11.3% 13,447
June
2021
5.9% 7.2% 11.6% 13,902
May
2021
5.8% 7.2% 10.6% 12,544
April
2021
6.0% 7.5% 11.2% 13,325
March
2021
6.0% 7.6% 11.1% 13,204
February
2021
6.2% 7.8% 11.3% 13,436
January
2021
6.4% 7.8% 11.3% 13,377

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.