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New Jersey: Unemployment NumbersUnemployment RatesEmployment NumbersLabor ForceFile Unemployment
Month / YearUnemployment
November, 2010402,778 unemployed Most recent unemployment
October, 2010394,060 unemployed
September, 2010399,118 unemployed
August, 2010426,461 unemployed
July, 2010464,490 unemployed
June, 2010436,429 unemployed
May, 2010433,885 unemployed
April, 2010435,955 unemployed
March, 2010464,466 unemployed
February, 2010470,711 unemployed
January, 2010464,765 unemployed

What is the unemployment rate in New Jersey?

The current New Jersey unemployment is 402,778 unemployed, with the latest unemployment data collected by the Department of Labor Statistics in November 2010. New Jersey's unemployment has dropped over the last 12 monthes. The average unemployment over the last year has been 437,386.08 unemployed.

The New Jersey unemployment statistic is the total number of people in New Jersey who are currently unemployed (do not have a job, and have been actively searching for one for at least four weeks). This number does not, however, reflect the amount of people currently receiving unemployment insurance benefits through the unemployment assistance program. New Jersey's unemployment numbers are updated monthly by the Department of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment Compensation in New Jersey

Unemployed workers in New Jersey can apply for unemployment insurance benefits under the New Jersey state unemployment program at the New Jersey Unemployment Office. For more information, read about New Jersey's unemployment benefits.

Historical unemployment in New Jersey

The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains an archive of historical monthly and yearly statewide unemployment numbers for New Jersey for every year back to 1976. This table contains all unemployment statistics available for New Jersey, arranged from newest to oldest.

New JerseyUnemployment
Month / YearUnemployment
November, 2010402,778 unemployed
October, 2010394,060 unemployed
September, 2010399,118 unemployed
August, 2010426,461 unemployed
July, 2010464,490 unemployed
June, 2010436,429 unemployed
May, 2010433,885 unemployed
April, 2010435,955 unemployed
March, 2010464,466 unemployed
February, 2010470,711 unemployed
January, 2010464,765 unemployed
Annual Average, 2009418,294 unemployed
December, 2009439,999 unemployed
November, 2009429,541 unemployed
October, 2009430,489 unemployed
September, 2009433,315 unemployed
August, 2009434,369 unemployed
July, 2009459,523 unemployed
June, 2009435,228 unemployed
May, 2009407,723 unemployed
April, 2009386,129 unemployed
March, 2009402,378 unemployed
February, 2009394,639 unemployed
January, 2009366,191 unemployed
Annual Average, 2008245,806 unemployed
December, 2008302,201 unemployed
November, 2008269,286 unemployed
October, 2008253,632 unemployed
September, 2008249,845 unemployed
August, 2008254,085 unemployed
July, 2008267,117 unemployed
June, 2008236,619 unemployed
May, 2008224,782 unemployed
April, 2008202,908 unemployed
March, 2008227,290 unemployed
February, 2008230,503 unemployed
January, 2008231,403 unemployed
Annual Average, 2007190,528 unemployed
December, 2007193,937 unemployed
November, 2007180,592 unemployed
October, 2007173,843 unemployed
September, 2007182,822 unemployed
August, 2007183,840 unemployed
July, 2007216,115 unemployed
June, 2007189,900 unemployed
May, 2007177,648 unemployed
April, 2007177,878 unemployed
March, 2007192,813 unemployed
February, 2007205,867 unemployed
January, 2007211,079 unemployed
Annual Average, 2006207,055 unemployed
December, 2006174,858 unemployed
November, 2006182,229 unemployed
October, 2006174,603 unemployed
September, 2006196,302 unemployed
August, 2006209,369 unemployed
July, 2006240,040 unemployed
June, 2006214,589 unemployed
May, 2006207,345 unemployed
April, 2006209,236 unemployed
March, 2006219,040 unemployed
February, 2006233,428 unemployed
January, 2006223,625 unemployed
Annual Average, 2005196,713 unemployed
December, 2005198,339 unemployed
November, 2005202,013 unemployed
October, 2005182,929 unemployed
September, 2005192,028 unemployed
August, 2005188,313 unemployed
July, 2005214,189 unemployed
June, 2005192,246 unemployed
May, 2005178,156 unemployed
April, 2005177,130 unemployed
March, 2005207,124 unemployed
February, 2005220,134 unemployed
January, 2005207,950 unemployed
Annual Average, 2004214,685 unemployed
December, 2004174,245 unemployed
November, 2004180,530 unemployed
October, 2004184,118 unemployed
September, 2004190,885 unemployed
August, 2004201,358 unemployed
July, 2004238,250 unemployed
June, 2004222,584 unemployed
May, 2004209,136 unemployed
April, 2004218,173 unemployed
March, 2004247,491 unemployed
February, 2004249,501 unemployed
January, 2004259,945 unemployed
Annual Average, 2003255,499 unemployed
December, 2003218,012 unemployed
November, 2003229,370 unemployed
October, 2003232,828 unemployed
September, 2003244,229 unemployed
August, 2003250,303 unemployed
July, 2003284,698 unemployed
June, 2003274,560 unemployed
May, 2003250,892 unemployed
April, 2003249,933 unemployed
March, 2003270,796 unemployed
February, 2003278,169 unemployed
January, 2003282,203 unemployed
Annual Average, 2002253,544 unemployed
December, 2002247,023 unemployed
November, 2002248,927 unemployed
October, 2002240,821 unemployed
September, 2002240,069 unemployed
August, 2002246,640 unemployed
July, 2002272,974 unemployed
June, 2002259,572 unemployed
May, 2002245,184 unemployed
April, 2002248,112 unemployed
March, 2002265,259 unemployed
February, 2002263,843 unemployed
January, 2002264,103 unemployed
Annual Average, 2001184,797 unemployed
December, 2001218,593 unemployed
November, 2001208,255 unemployed
October, 2001198,053 unemployed
September, 2001186,680 unemployed
August, 2001189,698 unemployed
July, 2001194,562 unemployed
June, 2001179,670 unemployed
May, 2001160,404 unemployed
April, 2001156,486 unemployed
March, 2001171,455 unemployed
February, 2001174,027 unemployed
January, 2001179,679 unemployed
Annual Average, 2000157,473 unemployed
December, 2000142,120 unemployed
November, 2000146,948 unemployed
October, 2000141,264 unemployed
September, 2000147,150 unemployed
August, 2000159,623 unemployed
July, 2000176,906 unemployed
June, 2000150,046 unemployed
May, 2000147,707 unemployed
April, 2000141,987 unemployed
March, 2000168,855 unemployed
February, 2000183,463 unemployed
January, 2000183,610 unemployed
Annual Average, 1999191,841 unemployed
December, 1999153,045 unemployed
November, 1999160,943 unemployed
October, 1999167,389 unemployed
September, 1999184,586 unemployed
August, 1999192,059 unemployed
July, 1999231,760 unemployed
June, 1999213,759 unemployed
May, 1999190,714 unemployed
April, 1999190,633 unemployed
March, 1999205,858 unemployed
February, 1999206,719 unemployed
January, 1999204,628 unemployed
Annual Average, 1998195,304 unemployed
December, 1998166,052 unemployed
November, 1998166,587 unemployed
October, 1998171,031 unemployed
September, 1998177,267 unemployed
August, 1998181,659 unemployed
July, 1998213,678 unemployed
June, 1998195,663 unemployed
May, 1998190,232 unemployed
April, 1998187,107 unemployed
March, 1998229,417 unemployed
February, 1998230,801 unemployed
January, 1998234,159 unemployed
Annual Average, 1997226,418 unemployed
December, 1997191,837 unemployed
November, 1997186,620 unemployed
October, 1997196,488 unemployed
September, 1997213,232 unemployed
August, 1997216,370 unemployed
July, 1997250,830 unemployed
June, 1997236,588 unemployed
May, 1997224,155 unemployed
April, 1997219,071 unemployed
March, 1997250,734 unemployed
February, 1997258,844 unemployed
January, 1997272,249 unemployed
Annual Average, 1996258,258 unemployed
December, 1996233,787 unemployed
November, 1996234,950 unemployed
October, 1996229,023 unemployed
September, 1996233,371 unemployed
August, 1996240,258 unemployed
July, 1996281,552 unemployed
June, 1996253,066 unemployed
May, 1996264,333 unemployed
April, 1996265,740 unemployed
March, 1996286,921 unemployed
February, 1996283,574 unemployed
January, 1996292,517 unemployed
Annual Average, 1995265,506 unemployed
December, 1995251,370 unemployed
November, 1995246,110 unemployed
October, 1995240,893 unemployed
September, 1995253,290 unemployed
August, 1995266,959 unemployed
July, 1995295,886 unemployed
June, 1995273,888 unemployed
May, 1995266,832 unemployed
April, 1995265,077 unemployed
March, 1995268,035 unemployed
February, 1995271,617 unemployed
January, 1995286,110 unemployed
Annual Average, 1994277,526 unemployed
December, 1994234,722 unemployed
November, 1994244,123 unemployed
October, 1994254,150 unemployed
September, 1994259,752 unemployed
August, 1994271,801 unemployed
July, 1994299,605 unemployed
June, 1994282,584 unemployed
May, 1994272,788 unemployed
April, 1994281,634 unemployed
March, 1994309,820 unemployed
February, 1994309,097 unemployed
January, 1994310,240 unemployed
Annual Average, 1993307,323 unemployed
December, 1993265,099 unemployed
November, 1993265,235 unemployed
October, 1993277,145 unemployed
September, 1993281,144 unemployed
August, 1993293,205 unemployed
July, 1993323,461 unemployed
June, 1993314,525 unemployed
May, 1993313,528 unemployed
April, 1993314,246 unemployed
March, 1993335,778 unemployed
February, 1993349,823 unemployed
January, 1993354,688 unemployed
Annual Average, 1992342,449 unemployed
December, 1992325,694 unemployed
November, 1992327,672 unemployed
October, 1992324,987 unemployed
September, 1992340,477 unemployed
August, 1992349,939 unemployed
July, 1992385,434 unemployed
June, 1992369,835 unemployed
May, 1992345,035 unemployed
April, 1992318,198 unemployed
March, 1992335,927 unemployed
February, 1992349,541 unemployed
January, 1992336,644 unemployed
Annual Average, 1991273,748 unemployed
December, 1991288,745 unemployed
November, 1991278,258 unemployed
October, 1991268,683 unemployed
September, 1991259,560 unemployed
August, 1991263,131 unemployed
July, 1991284,650 unemployed
June, 1991275,803 unemployed
May, 1991274,908 unemployed
April, 1991257,923 unemployed
March, 1991281,932 unemployed
February, 1991278,974 unemployed
January, 1991272,411 unemployed
Annual Average, 1990207,536 unemployed
December, 1990234,960 unemployed
November, 1990226,354 unemployed
October, 1990215,463 unemployed
September, 1990211,037 unemployed
August, 1990198,364 unemployed
July, 1990217,472 unemployed
June, 1990193,392 unemployed
May, 1990192,771 unemployed
April, 1990187,558 unemployed
March, 1990197,774 unemployed
February, 1990206,631 unemployed
January, 1990208,653 unemployed
Annual Average, 1989164,716 unemployed
December, 1989166,497 unemployed
November, 1989176,101 unemployed
October, 1989169,079 unemployed
September, 1989165,849 unemployed
August, 1989163,524 unemployed
July, 1989182,958 unemployed
June, 1989164,050 unemployed
May, 1989147,244 unemployed
April, 1989145,303 unemployed
March, 1989148,517 unemployed
February, 1989167,723 unemployed
January, 1989179,741 unemployed
Annual Average, 1988151,645 unemployed
December, 1988143,963 unemployed
November, 1988140,633 unemployed
October, 1988140,257 unemployed
September, 1988141,830 unemployed
August, 1988145,947 unemployed
July, 1988169,735 unemployed
June, 1988149,735 unemployed
May, 1988148,899 unemployed
April, 1988129,475 unemployed
March, 1988161,206 unemployed
February, 1988168,024 unemployed
January, 1988180,041 unemployed
Annual Average, 1987161,257 unemployed
December, 1987138,293 unemployed
November, 1987142,112 unemployed
October, 1987149,100 unemployed
September, 1987149,877 unemployed
August, 1987152,689 unemployed
July, 1987178,900 unemployed
June, 1987165,636 unemployed
May, 1987161,274 unemployed
April, 1987151,190 unemployed
March, 1987175,654 unemployed
February, 1987184,201 unemployed
January, 1987186,156 unemployed
Annual Average, 1986196,985 unemployed
December, 1986149,629 unemployed
November, 1986163,748 unemployed
October, 1986172,716 unemployed
September, 1986178,939 unemployed
August, 1986183,144 unemployed
July, 1986219,618 unemployed
June, 1986208,910 unemployed
May, 1986208,468 unemployed
April, 1986193,389 unemployed
March, 1986215,655 unemployed
February, 1986235,107 unemployed
January, 1986234,498 unemployed
Annual Average, 1985215,102 unemployed
December, 1985200,068 unemployed
November, 1985203,712 unemployed
October, 1985201,296 unemployed
September, 1985195,589 unemployed
August, 1985192,395 unemployed
July, 1985234,576 unemployed
June, 1985222,174 unemployed
May, 1985210,365 unemployed
April, 1985213,838 unemployed
March, 1985235,495 unemployed
February, 1985236,444 unemployed
January, 1985235,275 unemployed
Annual Average, 1984234,154 unemployed
December, 1984200,739 unemployed
November, 1984201,213 unemployed
October, 1984210,125 unemployed
September, 1984219,081 unemployed
August, 1984231,744 unemployed
July, 1984255,021 unemployed
June, 1984227,281 unemployed
May, 1984231,505 unemployed
April, 1984234,724 unemployed
March, 1984259,261 unemployed
February, 1984264,524 unemployed
January, 1984274,632 unemployed
Annual Average, 1983296,169 unemployed
December, 1983247,233 unemployed
November, 1983250,598 unemployed
October, 1983254,489 unemployed
September, 1983270,321 unemployed
August, 1983290,164 unemployed
July, 1983318,775 unemployed
June, 1983304,412 unemployed
May, 1983291,775 unemployed
April, 1983293,693 unemployed
March, 1983332,208 unemployed
February, 1983346,572 unemployed
January, 1983353,791 unemployed
Annual Average, 1982314,691 unemployed
December, 1982319,713 unemployed
November, 1982324,454 unemployed
October, 1982306,547 unemployed
September, 1982299,776 unemployed
August, 1982298,915 unemployed
July, 1982329,933 unemployed
June, 1982310,499 unemployed
May, 1982306,763 unemployed
April, 1982300,337 unemployed
March, 1982320,901 unemployed
February, 1982331,552 unemployed
January, 1982326,897 unemployed
Annual Average, 1981269,792 unemployed
December, 1981278,300 unemployed
November, 1981264,560 unemployed
October, 1981247,388 unemployed
September, 1981244,399 unemployed
August, 1981251,630 unemployed
July, 1981278,129 unemployed
June, 1981271,270 unemployed
May, 1981268,461 unemployed
April, 1981258,005 unemployed
March, 1981285,599 unemployed
February, 1981287,415 unemployed
January, 1981302,352 unemployed
Annual Average, 1980261,034 unemployed
December, 1980249,866 unemployed
November, 1980257,783 unemployed
October, 1980256,563 unemployed
September, 1980253,019 unemployed
August, 1980274,433 unemployed
July, 1980302,437 unemployed
June, 1980274,043 unemployed
May, 1980261,407 unemployed
April, 1980239,504 unemployed
March, 1980249,150 unemployed
February, 1980253,121 unemployed
January, 1980261,079 unemployed
Annual Average, 1979245,714 unemployed
December, 1979225,452 unemployed
November, 1979231,647 unemployed
October, 1979238,187 unemployed
September, 1979239,017 unemployed
August, 1979252,549 unemployed
July, 1979262,445 unemployed
June, 1979247,531 unemployed
May, 1979229,119 unemployed
April, 1979225,105 unemployed
March, 1979263,586 unemployed
February, 1979269,707 unemployed
January, 1979264,225 unemployed
Annual Average, 1978251,462 unemployed
December, 1978237,537 unemployed
November, 1978231,318 unemployed
October, 1978232,026 unemployed
September, 1978245,206 unemployed
August, 1978239,860 unemployed
July, 1978278,380 unemployed
June, 1978254,203 unemployed
May, 1978238,944 unemployed
April, 1978237,821 unemployed
March, 1978262,549 unemployed
February, 1978276,949 unemployed
January, 1978282,745 unemployed
Annual Average, 1977315,923 unemployed
December, 1977252,854 unemployed
November, 1977277,168 unemployed
October, 1977276,786 unemployed
September, 1977295,119 unemployed
August, 1977299,540 unemployed
July, 1977323,031 unemployed
June, 1977326,718 unemployed
May, 1977297,777 unemployed
April, 1977321,633 unemployed
March, 1977362,037 unemployed
February, 1977379,768 unemployed
January, 1977378,640 unemployed
Annual Average, 1976346,342 unemployed
December, 1976342,362 unemployed
November, 1976346,202 unemployed
October, 1976335,336 unemployed
September, 1976337,646 unemployed
August, 1976345,110 unemployed
July, 1976371,499 unemployed
June, 1976351,728 unemployed
May, 1976326,473 unemployed
April, 1976329,340 unemployed
March, 1976346,706 unemployed
February, 1976358,961 unemployed
January, 1976364,740 unemployed

New Jersey Unemployment Graph

This graph plots unemployment numbers for New Jersey over the last 38 years, not adjusted for seasonal shifts in unemployment. For other other unemployment data visualizations, view more unemployment graphs for New Jersey.

Detailed Unemployment statistics are available for localities in Pennsylvania:

Local unemployment data is available back to 1990 for counties, cities, and other combined statistical areas in New Jersey. Choose a location from the table below for detailed unemployment statistics.

Atlantic City City, NJAtlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical AreaAtlantic County, NJBayonne City, NJ
Belleville Township, NJBergen County, NJBergenfield Borough, NJBerkeley Township, NJ
Bernards Township, NJBloomfield Township, NJBrick Township, NJBridgewater Township, NJ
Burlington County, NJCamden City, NJCamden County, NJCamden, NJ Metropolitan Division
Cape May County, NJCherry Hill Township, NJCity Of Orange Township, NJClifton City, NJ
Cumberland County, NJDeptford Township, NJEast Brunswick Township, NJEast Orange City, NJ
East Windsor Township, NJEdison Township, NJEdison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan DivisionEgg Harbor Township, NJ
Elizabeth City, NJEnglewood City, NJEssex County, NJEvesham Township, NJ
Ewing Township, NJFair Lawn Borough, NJFort Lee Borough, NJFranklin Township (Somerset County), NJ
Freehold Township, NJGalloway Township, NJGarfield City, NJGloucester County, NJ
Gloucester Township, NJHackensack City, NJHamilton Township (Mercer County), NJHillsborough Township, NJ
Hoboken City, NJHowell Township, NJHudson County, NJHunterdon County, NJ
Irvington Township, NJJackson Township, NJJersey City City, NJKearny Town, NJ
Lacey Township, NJLakewood Township, NJLawrence Township (Mercer County), NJLinden City, NJ
Livingston Township, NJLong Branch City, NJManalapan Township, NJManchester Township, NJ
Marlboro Township, NJMercer County, NJMiddlesex County, NJMiddletown Township, NJ
Millville City, NJMonmouth County, NJMonroe Township (Gloucester County), NJMonroe Township (Middlesex County), NJ
Montclair Township, NJMorris County, NJMount Laurel Township, NJMount Olive Township, NJ
Neptune Township, NJNew Brunswick City, NJNew York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, NJ PartNewark City, NJ
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan DivisionNewark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division, NJ PartNorth Bergen Township, NJNorth Brunswick Township, NJ
Nutley Township, NJOcean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical AreaOcean County, NJOcean Township (Monmouth County), NJ
Old Bridge Township, NJParamus Borough, NJParsippany-Troy Hills Township, NJPassaic City, NJ
Passaic County, NJPaterson City, NJPemberton Township, NJPennsauken Township, NJ
Perth Amboy City, NJPiscataway Township, NJPlainfield City, NJRahway City, NJ
Randolph Township, NJRidgewood Village, NJRockaway Township, NJSalem County, NJ
Sayreville Borough, NJSomerset County, NJSouth Brunswick Township, NJStafford Township, NJ
Sussex County, NJTeaneck Township, NJToms River Township, NJTrenton City, NJ
Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metropolitan Statistical AreaUnion City City, NJUnion County, NJUnion Township (Union County), NJ
Vernon Township, NJVineland City, NJVineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical AreaVoorhees Township, NJ
Wall Township, NJWarren County, NJWashington Township (Gloucester County), NJWayne Township, NJ
West Milford Township, NJWest New York Town, NJWest Orange Township, NJWest Windsor Township, NJ
Westfield Town, NJWillingboro Township, NJWinslow Township, NJWoodbridge Township, NJ

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