New Jersey Unemployment Rate statistics New Jersey Unemployment Rate 2014

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Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20109% Most recent unemployment rate
October, 20108.8%
September, 20108.9%
August, 20109.4%
July, 201010.1%
June, 20109.5%
May, 20109.6%
April, 20109.6%
March, 201010.2%
February, 201010.3%
January, 201010.3%

What is the unemployment rate in New Jersey?

The current New Jersey unemployment rate is 9%, with the latest unemployment data collected by the Department of Labor Statistics in November 2010. New Jersey's unemployment rate has dropped over the last 12 monthes. The average unemployment rate over the last year has been 9.63%.

The New Jersey unemployment rate reflects the percentage of people living in NJ who do not have jobs and have been actively searching for employment for at least four weeks. Unemployment data is collected through a monthly survey of employers and unemployment insurance claims. The NJ unemployment rate is not, however, the percentage of New Jersey residents who are receiving unemployment compensation.

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 rate in New Jersey

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

New JerseyUnemployment Rate
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20109%
October, 20108.8%
September, 20108.9%
August, 20109.4%
July, 201010.1%
June, 20109.5%
May, 20109.6%
April, 20109.6%
March, 201010.2%
February, 201010.3%
January, 201010.3%
Annual Average, 20099.2%
December, 20099.7%
November, 20099.5%
October, 20099.5%
September, 20099.6%
August, 20099.5%
July, 20099.9%
June, 20099.5%
May, 20099%
April, 20098.5%
March, 20098.9%
February, 20098.7%
January, 20098.2%
Annual Average, 20085.5%
December, 20086.7%
November, 20086%
October, 20085.6%
September, 20085.6%
August, 20085.6%
July, 20085.8%
June, 20085.2%
May, 20085%
April, 20084.5%
March, 20085.1%
February, 20085.2%
January, 20085.2%
Annual Average, 20074.3%
December, 20074.3%
November, 20074%
October, 20073.9%
September, 20074.1%
August, 20074.1%
July, 20074.8%
June, 20074.2%
May, 20074%
April, 20074%
March, 20074.3%
February, 20074.6%
January, 20074.8%
Annual Average, 20064.6%
December, 20063.9%
November, 20064.1%
October, 20063.9%
September, 20064.4%
August, 20064.6%
July, 20065.3%
June, 20064.8%
May, 20064.7%
April, 20064.7%
March, 20064.9%
February, 20065.3%
January, 20065.1%
Annual Average, 20054.5%
December, 20054.5%
November, 20054.5%
October, 20054.1%
September, 20054.4%
August, 20054.2%
July, 20054.8%
June, 20054.3%
May, 20054.1%
April, 20054.1%
March, 20054.7%
February, 20055.1%
January, 20054.8%
Annual Average, 20044.9%
December, 20044%
November, 20044.1%
October, 20044.2%
September, 20044.4%
August, 20044.6%
July, 20045.4%
June, 20045.1%
May, 20044.8%
April, 20045%
March, 20045.7%
February, 20045.7%
January, 20046%
Annual Average, 20035.9%
December, 20035%
November, 20035.3%
October, 20035.4%
September, 20035.6%
August, 20035.7%
July, 20036.4%
June, 20036.2%
May, 20035.8%
April, 20035.7%
March, 20036.2%
February, 20036.4%
January, 20036.5%
Annual Average, 20025.8%
December, 20025.6%
November, 20025.7%
October, 20025.5%
September, 20025.5%
August, 20025.6%
July, 20026.2%
June, 20025.9%
May, 20025.6%
April, 20025.7%
March, 20026.1%
February, 20026.1%
January, 20026.1%
Annual Average, 20014.3%
December, 20015%
November, 20014.8%
October, 20014.6%
September, 20014.4%
August, 20014.4%
July, 20014.5%
June, 20014.1%
May, 20013.8%
April, 20013.7%
March, 20014%
February, 20014.1%
January, 20014.2%
Annual Average, 20003.7%
December, 20003.3%
November, 20003.4%
October, 20003.3%
September, 20003.5%
August, 20003.7%
July, 20004.1%
June, 20003.5%
May, 20003.5%
April, 20003.3%
March, 20003.9%
February, 20004.3%
January, 20004.3%
Annual Average, 19994.5%
December, 19993.6%
November, 19993.8%
October, 19993.9%
September, 19994.3%
August, 19994.4%
July, 19995.3%
June, 19994.9%
May, 19994.5%
April, 19994.5%
March, 19994.8%
February, 19994.9%
January, 19994.8%
Annual Average, 19984.6%
December, 19983.9%
November, 19983.9%
October, 19984%
September, 19984.2%
August, 19984.3%
July, 19985%
June, 19984.6%
May, 19984.5%
April, 19984.4%
March, 19985.4%
February, 19985.5%
January, 19985.5%
Annual Average, 19975.3%
December, 19974.5%
November, 19974.4%
October, 19974.6%
September, 19975%
August, 19975%
July, 19975.8%
June, 19975.5%
May, 19975.3%
April, 19975.2%
March, 19975.9%
February, 19976.1%
January, 19976.5%
Annual Average, 19966.2%
December, 19965.5%
November, 19965.6%
October, 19965.4%
September, 19965.6%
August, 19965.7%
July, 19966.6%
June, 19966%
May, 19966.3%
April, 19966.4%
March, 19966.9%
February, 19966.9%
January, 19967.2%
Annual Average, 19956.5%
December, 19956.1%
November, 19956%
October, 19955.9%
September, 19956.2%
August, 19956.4%
July, 19957%
June, 19956.6%
May, 19956.5%
April, 19956.5%
March, 19956.5%
February, 19956.7%
January, 19957%
Annual Average, 19946.8%
December, 19945.7%
November, 19946%
October, 19946.2%
September, 19946.4%
August, 19946.6%
July, 19947.2%
June, 19946.9%
May, 19946.7%
April, 19947%
March, 19947.7%
February, 19947.7%
January, 19947.7%
Annual Average, 19937.6%
December, 19936.6%
November, 19936.6%
October, 19936.9%
September, 19937%
August, 19937.2%
July, 19937.9%
June, 19937.7%
May, 19937.7%
April, 19937.8%
March, 19938.4%
February, 19938.7%
January, 19938.9%
Annual Average, 19928.5%
December, 19928.1%
November, 19928.1%
October, 19928.1%
September, 19928.5%
August, 19928.6%
July, 19929.3%
June, 19929%
May, 19928.5%
April, 19927.9%
March, 19928.3%
February, 19928.7%
January, 19928.4%
Annual Average, 19916.8%
December, 19917.2%
November, 19916.9%
October, 19916.7%
September, 19916.4%
August, 19916.5%
July, 19916.9%
June, 19916.7%
May, 19916.8%
April, 19916.4%
March, 19917%
February, 19916.9%
January, 19916.8%
Annual Average, 19905.1%
December, 19905.8%
November, 19905.6%
October, 19905.3%
September, 19905.2%
August, 19904.8%
July, 19905.2%
June, 19904.7%
May, 19904.7%
April, 19904.6%
March, 19904.9%
February, 19905.1%
January, 19905.2%
Annual Average, 19894.1%
December, 19894.1%
November, 19894.4%
October, 19894.2%
September, 19894.2%
August, 19894%
July, 19894.5%
June, 19894.1%
May, 19893.7%
April, 19893.7%
March, 19893.7%
February, 19894.2%
January, 19894.5%
Annual Average, 19883.8%
December, 19883.6%
November, 19883.5%
October, 19883.5%
September, 19883.6%
August, 19883.6%
July, 19884.2%
June, 19883.7%
May, 19883.8%
April, 19883.3%
March, 19884.1%
February, 19884.3%
January, 19884.6%
Annual Average, 19874.1%
December, 19873.5%
November, 19873.6%
October, 19873.8%
September, 19873.8%
August, 19873.8%
July, 19874.4%
June, 19874.1%
May, 19874.1%
April, 19873.9%
March, 19874.5%
February, 19874.7%
January, 19874.8%
Annual Average, 19865%
December, 19863.8%
November, 19864.2%
October, 19864.4%
September, 19864.6%
August, 19864.6%
July, 19865.5%
June, 19865.3%
May, 19865.4%
April, 19865%
March, 19865.6%
February, 19866.1%
January, 19866.1%
Annual Average, 19855.6%
December, 19855.2%
November, 19855.3%
October, 19855.2%
September, 19855.1%
August, 19855%
July, 19856%
June, 19855.7%
May, 19855.5%
April, 19855.6%
March, 19856.2%
February, 19856.3%
January, 19856.2%
Annual Average, 19846.2%
December, 19845.3%
November, 19845.3%
October, 19845.5%
September, 19845.8%
August, 19846%
July, 19846.5%
June, 19845.9%
May, 19846.1%
April, 19846.2%
March, 19846.9%
February, 19847.1%
January, 19847.4%
Annual Average, 19838%
December, 19836.6%
November, 19836.7%
October, 19836.9%
September, 19837.3%
August, 19837.7%
July, 19838.4%
June, 19838.2%
May, 19838%
April, 19838.1%
March, 19839.2%
February, 19839.6%
January, 19839.8%
Annual Average, 19828.7%
December, 19828.8%
November, 19828.9%
October, 19828.5%
September, 19828.3%
August, 19828.1%
July, 19828.9%
June, 19828.5%
May, 19828.4%
April, 19828.4%
March, 19828.9%
February, 19829.2%
January, 19829.1%
Annual Average, 19817.5%
December, 19817.8%
November, 19817.4%
October, 19816.9%
September, 19816.9%
August, 19816.9%
July, 19817.6%
June, 19817.4%
May, 19817.4%
April, 19817.2%
March, 19817.9%
February, 19818%
January, 19818.4%
Annual Average, 19807.3%
December, 19807%
November, 19807.2%
October, 19807.1%
September, 19807.1%
August, 19807.5%
July, 19808.2%
June, 19807.6%
May, 19807.3%
April, 19806.8%
March, 19807%
February, 19807.1%
January, 19807.3%
Annual Average, 19796.9%
December, 19796.3%
November, 19796.5%
October, 19796.6%
September, 19796.7%
August, 19797%
July, 19797.2%
June, 19796.9%
May, 19796.5%
April, 19796.4%
March, 19797.4%
February, 19797.6%
January, 19797.5%
Annual Average, 19787.3%
December, 19786.7%
November, 19786.6%
October, 19786.6%
September, 19787.1%
August, 19786.8%
July, 19787.9%
June, 19787.3%
May, 19787%
April, 19787%
March, 19787.8%
February, 19788.2%
January, 19788.4%
Annual Average, 19779.3%
December, 19777.4%
November, 19778.1%
October, 19778.2%
September, 19778.8%
August, 19778.7%
July, 19779.4%
June, 19779.5%
May, 19778.9%
April, 19779.6%
March, 197710.8%
February, 197711.4%
January, 197711.4%
Annual Average, 197610.5%
December, 197610.2%
November, 197610.4%
October, 197610.1%
September, 197610.3%
August, 197610.2%
July, 197610.9%
June, 197610.5%
May, 19769.9%
April, 197610.1%
March, 197610.6%
February, 197611.1%
January, 197611.3%

New Jersey Unemployment Rate Graph

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

Detailed Unemployment Rate statistics are available for localities in Pennsylvania:

Local unemployment rate 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 rate 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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