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Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Trenton fell 1.8 percentage points in July 2020 to 10.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.6 percentage points lower than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Trenton peaked in June 2020 at 12.4% and is now 1.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Trenton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
New Jersey 14.2% -2.6 +10.9
Trenton 10.6% -1.8 +7.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 June 2020 at 24,995. There are now 3,407 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 July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Trenton 21,588 -3,407 +15,619

Number of Unemployed Persons

Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 10.9%
July
2020
10.2% 14.2% 10.6% 21,588
June
2020
11.1% 16.8% 12.4% 24,995
May
2020
13.3% 15.4% 10.9% 22,237
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 11.4% 23,108
March
2020
4.4% 3.7% 3.4% 6,951
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 3.4% 7,087
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 3.4% 7,039
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.5% 7,299
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 3.4% 7,090
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.3% 6,842
September
2019
3.5% 3.6% 3.2% 6,562

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.