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Local Area Unemployment Statistics - New Jersey

Status of the Civilian Labor Force - New Jersey

Civilian Labor Force - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)4,552,679 (r)4,553,050 (r)4,552,802 (r)4,552,390 (r)4,553,143 (r)4,555,798 (r)4,560,254 (r)4,565,687 (r)4,570,767 (r)4,574,465 (r)4,575,923 (r)4,575,109  

2012

(r)4,573,226 (r)4,572,104 (r)4,572,304 (r)4,572,964 (r)4,574,098 (r)4,575,467 (r)4,576,629 (r)4,578,329 (r)4,581,093 (r)4,583,579 (r)4,584,357 (r)4,582,248  

2013

(r)4,576,918 (r)4,569,169 (r)4,560,491 (r)4,552,734 (r)4,545,446 (r)4,537,662 (r)4,528,808 (r)4,517,350 (r)4,503,664 (r)4,490,616 (r)4,480,939 (r)4,475,815  

2014

(r)4,474,601 (r)4,475,891 (r)4,478,887 (r)4,482,331 (r)4,486,012 (r)4,490,716 (r)4,496,114 (r)4,502,037 (r)4,507,583 (r)4,510,847 (r)4,510,783 (r)4,508,668  

2015

(r)4,506,245 (r)4,504,414 (r)4,503,300 (r)4,502,099 (r)4,499,740 (r)4,495,690 (r)4,490,941 (r)4,486,690 (r)4,483,815 (r)4,484,030 (r)4,487,793 (r)4,493,120  

2016

(r)4,497,590 (r)4,500,079 (r)4,500,037 (r)4,498,429 (r)4,496,747 (r)4,495,078 (r)4,493,345 (r)4,491,870 (r)4,490,549 (r)4,488,150 (r)4,484,804 (r)4,482,046  

2017

(r)4,480,899 (r)4,481,131 (r)4,481,954 (r)4,483,081 (r)4,483,832 (r)4,483,739 (r)4,482,369 (r)4,478,833 (r)4,473,414 (r)4,467,252 (r)4,461,017 (r)4,455,291  

2018

(r)4,451,613 (r)4,451,311 (r)4,453,675 (r)4,455,913 (r)4,456,269 (r)4,454,891 (r)4,452,593 (r)4,451,235 (r)4,452,011 (r)4,455,423 (r)4,461,460 (r)4,468,865  

2019

(r)4,475,446 (r)4,479,889 (r)4,483,365 (r)4,488,189 (r)4,495,975 (r)4,507,329 (r)4,521,676 (r)4,537,449 (r)4,553,068 (r)4,566,562 (r)4,575,743 (r)4,580,151  

2020

(r)4,580,764 (r)4,578,805 (r)4,576,233 (r)4,477,672 (r)4,479,720 (r)4,484,485 (r)4,604,631 (r)4,519,468 (r)4,376,641 (r)4,378,750 (r)4,500,435 (r)4,377,299  

2021

4,403,593 4,400,717 4,419,712 (p)4,422,165                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Employment Level - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)4,121,291 (r)4,123,511 (r)4,124,964 (r)4,125,619 (r)4,126,387 (r)4,128,487 (r)4,132,540 (r)4,138,063 (r)4,143,983 (r)4,148,948 (r)4,151,567 (r)4,151,422  

2012

(r)4,149,396 (r)4,146,808 (r)4,143,868 (r)4,140,731 (r)4,138,729 (r)4,138,908 (r)4,141,405 (r)4,145,792 (r)4,151,159 (r)4,156,020 (r)4,159,323 (r)4,160,353  

2013

(r)4,158,784 (r)4,155,701 (r)4,152,943 (r)4,152,015 (r)4,151,597 (r)4,150,253 (r)4,147,947 (r)4,144,838 (r)4,141,572 (r)4,139,153 (r)4,139,036 (r)4,142,292  

2014

(r)4,148,926 (r)4,157,794 (r)4,167,358 (r)4,175,971 (r)4,183,785 (r)4,191,512 (r)4,198,635 (r)4,205,182 (r)4,211,077 (r)4,215,767 (r)4,218,647 (r)4,220,057  

2015

(r)4,221,064 (r)4,222,229 (r)4,224,426 (r)4,227,666 (r)4,231,181 (r)4,234,299 (r)4,237,324 (r)4,240,738 (r)4,245,263 (r)4,251,866 (r)4,260,009 (r)4,267,692  

2016

(r)4,273,085 (r)4,275,593 (r)4,275,290 (r)4,273,344 (r)4,271,365 (r)4,269,959 (r)4,269,348 (r)4,269,454 (r)4,269,602 (r)4,269,123 (r)4,268,999 (r)4,270,453  

2017

(r)4,273,548 (r)4,277,595 (r)4,281,255 (r)4,283,833 (r)4,284,799 (r)4,283,680 (r)4,280,460 (r)4,275,369 (r)4,269,298 (r)4,263,448 (r)4,258,236 (r)4,254,780  

2018

(r)4,254,374 (r)4,257,618 (r)4,263,522 (r)4,269,417 (r)4,273,489 (r)4,276,121 (r)4,278,210 (r)4,280,940 (r)4,285,002 (r)4,290,785 (r)4,298,523 (r)4,307,535  

2019

(r)4,316,419 (r)4,324,557 (r)4,332,350 (r)4,341,044 (r)4,351,011 (r)4,361,790 (r)4,372,820 (r)4,383,767 (r)4,394,955 (r)4,405,312 (r)4,412,554 (r)4,415,112  

2020

(r)4,413,361 (r)4,408,621 (r)4,404,152 (r)3,735,350 (r)3,741,555 (r)3,754,733 (r)4,001,090 (r)4,020,511 (r)4,035,352 (r)4,043,309 (r)4,041,997 (r)4,039,568  

2021

4,059,857 4,058,931 4,083,566 (p)4,089,166                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Unemployment Level - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)431,388 (r)429,539 (r)427,838 (r)426,771 (r)426,756 (r)427,311 (r)427,714 (r)427,624 (r)426,784 (r)425,517 (r)424,356 (r)423,687  

2012

(r)423,830 (r)425,296 (r)428,436 (r)432,233 (r)435,369 (r)436,559 (r)435,224 (r)432,537 (r)429,934 (r)427,559 (r)425,034 (r)421,895  

2013

(r)418,134 (r)413,468 (r)407,548 (r)400,719 (r)393,849 (r)387,409 (r)380,861 (r)372,512 (r)362,092 (r)351,463 (r)341,903 (r)333,523  

2014

(r)325,675 (r)318,097 (r)311,529 (r)306,360 (r)302,227 (r)299,204 (r)297,479 (r)296,855 (r)296,506 (r)295,080 (r)292,136 (r)288,611  

2015

(r)285,181 (r)282,185 (r)278,874 (r)274,433 (r)268,559 (r)261,391 (r)253,617 (r)245,952 (r)238,552 (r)232,164 (r)227,784 (r)225,428  

2016

(r)224,505 (r)224,486 (r)224,747 (r)225,085 (r)225,382 (r)225,119 (r)223,997 (r)222,416 (r)220,947 (r)219,027 (r)215,805 (r)211,593  

2017

(r)207,351 (r)203,536 (r)200,699 (r)199,248 (r)199,033 (r)200,059 (r)201,909 (r)203,464 (r)204,116 (r)203,804 (r)202,781 (r)200,511  

2018

(r)197,239 (r)193,693 (r)190,153 (r)186,496 (r)182,780 (r)178,770 (r)174,383 (r)170,295 (r)167,009 (r)164,638 (r)162,937 (r)161,330  

2019

(r)159,027 (r)155,332 (r)151,015 (r)147,145 (r)144,964 (r)145,539 (r)148,856 (r)153,682 (r)158,113 (r)161,250 (r)163,189 (r)165,039  

2020

(r)167,403 (r)170,184 (r)172,081 (r)742,322 (r)738,165 (r)729,752 (r)603,541 (r)498,957 (r)341,289 (r)335,441 (r)458,438 (r)337,731  

2021

343,736 341,786 336,146 (p)332,999                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Unemployment Rate - Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)9.5 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.3 (r)9.3 (r)9.3 (r)9.3  

2012

(r)9.3 (r)9.3 (r)9.4 (r)9.5 (r)9.5 (r)9.5 (r)9.5 (r)9.4 (r)9.4 (r)9.3 (r)9.3 (r)9.2  

2013

(r)9.1 (r)9.0 (r)8.9 (r)8.8 (r)8.7 (r)8.5 (r)8.4 (r)8.2 (r)8.0 (r)7.8 (r)7.6 (r)7.5  

2014

(r)7.3 (r)7.1 (r)7.0 (r)6.8 (r)6.7 (r)6.7 (r)6.6 (r)6.6 (r)6.6 (r)6.5 (r)6.5 (r)6.4  

2015

(r)6.3 (r)6.3 (r)6.2 (r)6.1 (r)6.0 (r)5.8 (r)5.6 (r)5.5 (r)5.3 (r)5.2 (r)5.1 (r)5.0  

2016

(r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)5.0 (r)4.9 (r)4.9 (r)4.8 (r)4.7  

2017

(r)4.6 (r)4.5 (r)4.5 (r)4.4 (r)4.4 (r)4.5 (r)4.5 (r)4.5 (r)4.6 (r)4.6 (r)4.5 (r)4.5  

2018

(r)4.4 (r)4.4 (r)4.3 (r)4.2 (r)4.1 (r)4.0 (r)3.9 (r)3.8 (r)3.8 (r)3.7 (r)3.7 (r)3.6  

2019

(r)3.6 (r)3.5 (r)3.4 (r)3.3 (r)3.2 (r)3.2 (r)3.3 (r)3.4 (r)3.5 (r)3.5 (r)3.6 (r)3.6  

2020

(r)3.7 (r)3.7 (r)3.8 (r)16.6 (r)16.5 (r)16.3 (r)13.1 (r)11.0 (r)7.8 (r)7.7 (r)10.2 (r)7.7  

2021

7.8 7.8 7.6 (p)7.5                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Civilian Labor Force - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)4,513,873 (r)4,537,869 (r)4,547,854 (r)4,539,849 (r)4,549,849 (r)4,594,803 (r)4,623,055 (r)4,595,115 (r)4,548,373 (r)4,568,469 (r)4,559,158 (r)4,563,166 (r)4,561,786

2012

(r)4,530,410 (r)4,563,037 (r)4,567,527 (r)4,548,098 (r)4,573,972 (r)4,628,975 (r)4,646,801 (r)4,598,007 (r)4,545,834 (r)4,585,936 (r)4,551,525 (r)4,575,304 (r)4,576,286

2013

(r)4,557,459 (r)4,558,326 (r)4,540,821 (r)4,528,573 (r)4,543,926 (r)4,598,179 (r)4,595,337 (r)4,548,048 (r)4,478,200 (r)4,466,194 (r)4,462,927 (r)4,458,233 (r)4,528,019

2014

(r)4,438,201 (r)4,469,828 (r)4,480,907 (r)4,461,781 (r)4,485,892 (r)4,533,074 (r)4,565,467 (r)4,531,509 (r)4,468,366 (r)4,503,785 (r)4,498,094 (r)4,489,822 (r)4,493,894

2015

(r)4,477,771 (r)4,491,589 (r)4,488,375 (r)4,489,228 (r)4,514,465 (r)4,543,321 (r)4,554,682 (r)4,508,933 (r)4,435,583 (r)4,476,557 (r)4,475,499 (r)4,479,268 (r)4,494,606

2016

(r)4,457,524 (r)4,497,227 (r)4,510,977 (r)4,485,124 (r)4,485,101 (r)4,534,421 (r)4,558,990 (r)4,510,968 (r)4,466,513 (r)4,479,229 (r)4,462,969 (r)4,464,806 (r)4,492,821

2017

(r)4,453,339 (r)4,478,903 (r)4,478,786 (r)4,475,664 (r)4,473,634 (r)4,521,448 (r)4,540,137 (r)4,500,481 (r)4,454,773 (r)4,453,405 (r)4,444,430 (r)4,438,547 (r)4,476,129

2018

(r)4,420,040 (r)4,466,346 (r)4,448,799 (r)4,429,305 (r)4,442,384 (r)4,506,951 (r)4,522,135 (r)4,456,092 (r)4,411,273 (r)4,451,092 (r)4,449,915 (r)4,460,893 (r)4,455,435

2019

(r)4,459,052 (r)4,488,793 (r)4,482,686 (r)4,455,627 (r)4,477,750 (r)4,538,882 (r)4,584,014 (r)4,555,492 (r)4,525,535 (r)4,563,758 (r)4,564,156 (r)4,570,393 (r)4,522,178

2020

(r)4,568,369 (r)4,596,012 (r)4,560,340 (r)4,439,001 (r)4,467,266 (r)4,521,304 (r)4,657,034 (r)4,548,021 (r)4,348,286 (r)4,370,856 (r)4,492,693 (r)4,372,811 (r)4,495,166

2021

4,373,251 4,403,221 4,439,157 (p)4,397,265                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Employment Level - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)4,062,769 (r)4,086,796 (r)4,112,367 (r)4,129,738 (r)4,129,305 (r)4,157,199 (r)4,173,131 (r)4,166,576 (r)4,127,073 (r)4,157,360 (r)4,156,391 (r)4,157,794 (r)4,134,708

2012

(r)4,092,610 (r)4,112,342 (r)4,130,513 (r)4,135,160 (r)4,147,046 (r)4,181,001 (r)4,178,750 (r)4,158,164 (r)4,132,417 (r)4,174,179 (r)4,158,306 (r)4,166,159 (r)4,147,221

2013

(r)4,107,333 (r)4,124,896 (r)4,135,435 (r)4,151,175 (r)4,151,249 (r)4,193,279 (r)4,191,250 (r)4,173,223 (r)4,122,613 (r)4,122,926 (r)4,145,106 (r)4,153,442 (r)4,147,661

2014

(r)4,098,525 (r)4,124,333 (r)4,151,097 (r)4,181,671 (r)4,189,536 (r)4,233,118 (r)4,237,720 (r)4,220,907 (r)4,180,293 (r)4,227,716 (r)4,223,565 (r)4,227,330 (r)4,191,318

2015

(r)4,171,054 (r)4,189,464 (r)4,206,336 (r)4,230,928 (r)4,243,037 (r)4,275,125 (r)4,273,000 (r)4,261,796 (r)4,207,966 (r)4,258,444 (r)4,262,743 (r)4,274,614 (r)4,237,876

2016

(r)4,223,367 (r)4,256,058 (r)4,272,113 (r)4,266,083 (r)4,269,416 (r)4,306,772 (r)4,312,161 (r)4,283,109 (r)4,248,752 (r)4,272,459 (r)4,271,741 (r)4,272,378 (r)4,271,201

2017

(r)4,227,602 (r)4,251,401 (r)4,274,434 (r)4,288,637 (r)4,279,162 (r)4,319,865 (r)4,317,787 (r)4,287,586 (r)4,256,997 (r)4,267,015 (r)4,258,484 (r)4,260,189 (r)4,274,097

2018

(r)4,204,687 (r)4,247,111 (r)4,247,258 (r)4,256,656 (r)4,274,995 (r)4,317,699 (r)4,323,905 (r)4,280,261 (r)4,255,280 (r)4,305,371 (r)4,312,063 (r)4,313,982 (r)4,278,272

2019

(r)4,272,236 (r)4,308,815 (r)4,320,825 (r)4,326,853 (r)4,343,436 (r)4,391,497 (r)4,412,095 (r)4,394,773 (r)4,380,263 (r)4,417,523 (r)4,416,786 (r)4,421,911 (r)4,367,251

2020

(r)4,381,651 (r)4,414,657 (r)4,370,441 (r)3,709,682 (r)3,724,473 (r)3,792,057 (r)4,025,636 (r)4,053,417 (r)4,015,266 (r)4,060,114 (r)4,059,272 (r)4,056,458 (r)4,055,260

2021

4,023,930 4,040,088 4,092,333 (p)4,081,991                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Unemployment Level - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)451,104 (r)451,073 (r)435,487 (r)410,111 (r)420,544 (r)437,604 (r)449,924 (r)428,539 (r)421,300 (r)411,109 (r)402,767 (r)405,372 (r)427,078

2012

(r)437,800 (r)450,695 (r)437,014 (r)412,938 (r)426,926 (r)447,974 (r)468,051 (r)439,843 (r)413,417 (r)411,757 (r)393,219 (r)409,145 (r)429,065

2013

(r)450,126 (r)433,430 (r)405,386 (r)377,398 (r)392,677 (r)404,900 (r)404,087 (r)374,825 (r)355,587 (r)343,268 (r)317,821 (r)304,791 (r)380,358

2014

(r)339,676 (r)345,495 (r)329,810 (r)280,110 (r)296,356 (r)299,956 (r)327,747 (r)310,602 (r)288,073 (r)276,069 (r)274,529 (r)262,492 (r)302,576

2015

(r)306,717 (r)302,125 (r)282,039 (r)258,300 (r)271,428 (r)268,196 (r)281,682 (r)247,137 (r)227,617 (r)218,113 (r)212,756 (r)204,654 (r)256,730

2016

(r)234,157 (r)241,169 (r)238,864 (r)219,041 (r)215,685 (r)227,649 (r)246,829 (r)227,859 (r)217,761 (r)206,770 (r)191,228 (r)192,428 (r)221,620

2017

(r)225,737 (r)227,502 (r)204,352 (r)187,027 (r)194,472 (r)201,583 (r)222,350 (r)212,895 (r)197,776 (r)186,390 (r)185,946 (r)178,358 (r)202,032

2018

(r)215,353 (r)219,235 (r)201,541 (r)172,649 (r)167,389 (r)189,252 (r)198,230 (r)175,831 (r)155,993 (r)145,721 (r)137,852 (r)146,911 (r)177,163

2019

(r)186,816 (r)179,978 (r)161,861 (r)128,774 (r)134,314 (r)147,385 (r)171,919 (r)160,719 (r)145,272 (r)146,235 (r)147,370 (r)148,482 (r)154,927

2020

(r)186,718 (r)181,355 (r)189,899 (r)729,319 (r)742,793 (r)729,247 (r)631,398 (r)494,604 (r)333,020 (r)310,742 (r)433,421 (r)316,353 (r)439,906

2021

349,321 363,133 346,824 (p)315,274                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Unemployment Rate - Not Seasonally Adjusted
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg

2011

(r)10.0 (r)9.9 (r)9.6 (r)9.0 (r)9.2 (r)9.5 (r)9.7 (r)9.3 (r)9.3 (r)9.0 (r)8.8 (r)8.9 (r)9.4

2012

(r)9.7 (r)9.9 (r)9.6 (r)9.1 (r)9.3 (r)9.7 (r)10.1 (r)9.6 (r)9.1 (r)9.0 (r)8.6 (r)8.9 (r)9.4

2013

(r)9.9 (r)9.5 (r)8.9 (r)8.3 (r)8.6 (r)8.8 (r)8.8 (r)8.2 (r)7.9 (r)7.7 (r)7.1 (r)6.8 (r)8.4

2014

(r)7.7 (r)7.7 (r)7.4 (r)6.3 (r)6.6 (r)6.6 (r)7.2 (r)6.9 (r)6.4 (r)6.1 (r)6.1 (r)5.8 (r)6.7

2015

(r)6.8 (r)6.7 (r)6.3 (r)5.8 (r)6.0 (r)5.9 (r)6.2 (r)5.5 (r)5.1 (r)4.9 (r)4.8 (r)4.6 (r)5.7

2016

(r)5.3 (r)5.4 (r)5.3 (r)4.9 (r)4.8 (r)5.0 (r)5.4 (r)5.1 (r)4.9 (r)4.6 (r)4.3 (r)4.3 (r)4.9

2017

(r)5.1 (r)5.1 (r)4.6 (r)4.2 (r)4.3 (r)4.5 (r)4.9 (r)4.7 (r)4.4 (r)4.2 (r)4.2 (r)4.0 (r)4.5

2018

(r)4.9 (r)4.9 (r)4.5 (r)3.9 (r)3.8 (r)4.2 (r)4.4 (r)3.9 (r)3.5 (r)3.3 (r)3.1 (r)3.3 (r)4.0

2019

(r)4.2 (r)4.0 (r)3.6 (r)2.9 (r)3.0 (r)3.2 (r)3.8 (r)3.5 (r)3.2 (r)3.2 (r)3.2 (r)3.2 (r)3.4

2020

(r)4.1 (r)3.9 (r)4.2 (r)16.4 (r)16.6 (r)16.1 (r)13.6 (r)10.9 (r)7.7 (r)7.1 (r)9.6 (r)7.2 (r)9.8

2021

8.0 8.2 7.8 (p)7.2                  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).