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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 2018 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in November 2012 at 14.0% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
New Jersey 4.6% -0.1 0.0
Atlantic City 6.4% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 November 2012 at 19,964. There are now 12,230 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 February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 7,734 -170 -935

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
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 6.4% 7,734
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 6.5% 7,904
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 6.7% 8,329
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 7.5% 9,397
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 7.3% 9,084
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 7.3% 9,062
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 7.2% 8,893
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 6.6% 8,213
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 6.6% 8,179
May
2017
4.3% 4.5% 6.6% 8,079
April
2017
4.4% 4.5% 6.4% 7,878

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.