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Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Trenton fell 0.2 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Trenton peaked in May 2020 at 11.3% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Trenton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Jersey 4.1% -0.1 -2.9
Trenton 3.4% -0.2 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 16,085 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Trenton 7,214 -392 -4,932

Number of Unemployed Persons

Trenton, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployment Rate
Trenton
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 3.4% 7,214
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.5% 4.4% 9,369
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 4.6% 9,777
August
2021
5.2% 6.5% 4.8% 10,298
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.1% 10,852
June
2021
5.9% 7.1% 5.3% 11,353

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.