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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlantic City fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in May 2020 at 35.1% and is now 30.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New Jersey 3.3% -0.7 -2.5
Atlantic City 5.0% -0.2 -3.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 42,646. There are now 36,274 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 6,372 -263 -4,247

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
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.3% 5.0% 6,372
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 5.2% 6,635
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 5.2% 6,620
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 5.4% 6,824
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 5.5% 7,029
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 5.8% 7,351
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 6.1% 7,729
February
2022
3.8% 4.6% 6.6% 8,286
January
2022
4.0% 5.1% 7.2% 8,998
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 7.7% 9,688
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 7.7% 9,694

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.