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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlantic City rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 to 4.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in November 2012 at 14.1% and is now 9.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
New Jersey 3.2% +0.1 -0.7
Atlantic City 4.8% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 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 20,024. There are now 14,160 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,650 in July 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 214. Atlantic City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 5,864 +164 -602

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
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 4.8% 5,864
September
2019
3.5% 3.1% 4.7% 5,700
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 4.7% 5,651
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 4.7% 5,650
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 4.8% 5,856
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 5.1% 6,150
April
2019
3.6% 3.9% 5.3% 6,395
March
2019
3.8% 4.1% 5.4% 6,607
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 5.5% 6,612
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 5.4% 6,545
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 5.4% 6,491

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.