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Unemployment rate up 19.0 points in Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ, from July 2019 to July 2020

September 08, 2020

The largest over-the-year unemployment rate increase in July 2020 occurred in Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey, where the unemployment rate increased 19.0 percentage points, from 5.0 percent in July 2019 to 24.0 percent in July 2020. In Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii, the jobless rate increased 18.7 points, as the rate rose from 2.6 percent to 21.3 percent.

Over-the-year change in unemployment rates, selected metropolitan areas, July 2020, not seasonally adjusted
Metropolitan area Over-the-year change Unemployment rate, July 2019 Unemployment rate, July 2020

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

19.0 percentage points 5.0% 24.0%

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

18.7 2.6 21.3

New Bedford, MA

14.3 4.5 18.8

Leominster-Gardner, MA

14.1 3.7 17.8

Pittsfield, MA

13.6 3.4 17.0

Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH

12.6 2.9 15.5

Barnstable Town, MA

12.5 2.9 15.4

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

12.4 4.0 16.4

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

12.3 4.5 16.8

Springfield, MA-CT

12.3 4.1 16.4

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

12.1 4.3 16.4

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

12.0 3.3 15.3

East Stroudsburg, PA

11.5 5.8 17.3

Worcester, MA-CT

11.4 3.5 14.9

Ocean City, NJ

10.9 4.1 15.0

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

10.2 3.0 13.2

Erie, PA

10.0 5.1 15.1

United States

6.5 4.0 10.5

California-Lexington Park, MD

2.0 4.0 6.0

Grand Island, NE

2.0 3.4 5.4

Lincoln, NE

2.0 3.0 5.0

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

2.0 4.4 6.4

St. George, UT

2.0 3.2 5.2

St. Joseph, MO-KS

2.0 3.5 5.5

Twin Falls, ID

1.8 2.6 4.4

Lexington-Fayette, KY

1.7 3.8 5.5

Bowling Green, KY

1.6 4.6 6.2

Alexandria, LA

1.5 5.9 7.4

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

1.4 4.8 6.2

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

1.3 2.7 4.0

Pocatello, ID

1.3 3.2 4.5

Owensboro, KY

1.2 4.2 5.4

Provo-Orem, UT

1.0 2.6 3.6

Idaho Falls, ID

0.9 2.2 3.1

Logan, UT-ID

0.3 2.4 2.7

Note: Data for the most recent month are preliminary.

Unemployment rates rose over the year by at least 10.0 percentage points in an additional 15 areas, including New Bedford, Leominster-Gardner, Pittsfield, Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, and Barnstable Town, all located (at least partially) in Massachusetts.

The smallest jobless rate increase over the year ended July 2020, an increase of 0.3 percentage point, occurred in Logan, Utah-Idaho, where the unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in July 2020. Provo-Orem, Utah, and Idaho Falls, Idaho, also had over-the-year increases of 1.0 percent point or less.

All of the 51 metropolitan areas with a 2010 Census population at least 1 million had over-the-year unemployment rate increases in July. The largest of these were in Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, Massachusetts-New Hampshire (+12.6 percentage points), New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (+12.4 points), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California (+12.3 points). The smallest rate increase in these large metro areas occurred in Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky-Indiana (+2.0 percentage points).

In the United States as a whole, the unemployment rate increased 6.5 percentage points, from 4.0 percent in July 2019 to 10.5 percent in July 2020.

These data are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — July 2020." Also see more charts and maps of metropolitan area employment and unemployment.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Unemployment rate up 19.0 points in Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ, from July 2019 to July 2020 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/unemployment-rate-up-19-0-points-in-atlantic-city-hammonton-nj-from-july-2019-to-july-2020.htm (visited October 26, 2020).

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