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Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Trenton fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Trenton peaked in May 2020 at 11.3% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Trenton 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
Trenton 2.8% -0.2 -1.8
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: Trenton, New Jersey, National

Trenton, New Jersey monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Trenton, New Jersey Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Trenton peaked in May 2020 at 23,299. There are now 17,418 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Trenton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Trenton, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Trenton 5,881 -299 -3,896

Number of Unemployed Persons

Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.3% 2.8% 5,881
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 3.0% 6,180
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 3.0% 6,265
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.2% 6,598
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 3.3% 6,876
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.4% 7,239
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.6% 7,606
February
2022
3.8% 4.6% 3.8% 8,106
January
2022
4.0% 5.1% 4.1% 8,738
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 4.4% 9,347
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 4.4% 9,299

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.