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Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Atlantic City fell 6.7 percentage points in August 2020 to 18.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 7.6 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Atlantic City peaked in June 2020 at 35.2% and is now 16.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Atlantic City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
New Jersey 10.9% -3.3 +7.4
Atlantic City 18.5% -6.7 +13.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 22,810 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 August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Atlantic City 22,382 -9,076 +16,173

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
September
2020
7.9%
August
2020
8.4% 10.9% 18.5% 22,382
July
2020
10.2% 14.2% 25.2% 31,458
June
2020
11.1% 16.8% 35.2% 45,192
May
2020
13.3% 15.4% 32.9% 40,766
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 34.0% 42,192
March
2020
4.4% 3.7% 5.3% 6,452
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 5.4% 6,550
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 5.4% 6,574
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 5.5% 6,686
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 5.4% 6,619
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 5.4% 6,514

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.