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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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

4,608,916 4,611,297 4,615,010 4,619,442 4,623,330 4,625,598 4,625,490 4,622,153 4,616,269 4,609,435 4,602,632 4,596,953  

2018

4,589,597 4,591,388 4,597,167 4,603,634 4,608,051 4,609,385 4,607,904 4,605,741 4,604,978 4,607,016 4,612,105 4,619,188  

2019

(r)4,627,332 (r)4,633,559 (r)4,639,952 (r)4,648,678 (r)4,660,681 (r)4,675,602 (r)4,692,162 (r)4,708,611 (r)4,723,935 (r)4,737,597 (r)4,749,183 (r)4,756,178  

2020

(r)4,756,029 (r)4,747,171 (r)4,731,372 (r)4,473,145 (r)4,568,592 (r)4,626,728 (r)4,729,147 (r)4,751,179 (r)4,518,009 (r)4,549,406 (r)4,587,180 (r)4,610,180  

2021

(r)4,623,935 (r)4,633,685 (r)4,642,143 (r)4,655,053 (r)4,655,631 (r)4,675,819 (r)4,666,409 (r)4,665,376 (r)4,646,966 (r)4,642,157 (r)4,636,784 (r)4,644,254  

2022

(r)4,666,847 (r)4,679,641 (r)4,692,785 (r)4,711,517 (r)4,726,125 (r)4,741,716 (r)4,751,100 (r)4,759,371 (r)4,766,160 (r)4,774,057 (r)4,782,897 (r)4,792,345  

2023

(r)4,802,664 (r)4,813,871 (r)4,824,433 (r)4,832,802 (r)4,837,877 (r)4,839,708 (r)4,838,977 (r)4,836,467 (r)4,833,817 (r)4,832,097 (r)4,831,775 (r)4,832,330  

2024

4,824,539 (p)4,819,907                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

4,396,117 4,402,506 4,408,891 4,414,239 4,417,571 4,418,021 4,415,446 4,410,238 4,403,727 4,397,686 4,392,811 4,390,479  

2018

4,385,453 4,391,311 4,400,669 4,410,368 4,417,829 4,422,709 4,425,537 4,427,631 4,430,370 4,435,151 4,442,666 4,452,345  

2019

(r)4,463,689 (r)4,474,694 (r)4,486,361 (r)4,499,413 (r)4,513,215 (r)4,526,389 (r)4,537,805 (r)4,547,199 (r)4,555,901 (r)4,563,497 (r)4,569,340 (r)4,571,091  

2020

(r)4,566,532 (r)4,554,559 (r)4,538,594 (r)3,803,836 (r)3,864,862 (r)3,957,242 (r)4,047,737 (r)4,119,998 (r)4,183,380 (r)4,226,791 (r)4,257,812 (r)4,276,162  

2021

(r)4,286,991 (r)4,296,247 (r)4,307,957 (r)4,320,316 (r)4,331,017 (r)4,339,051 (r)4,344,127 (r)4,349,663 (r)4,355,117 (r)4,363,971 (r)4,374,192 (r)4,385,956  

2022

(r)4,422,589 (r)4,458,231 (r)4,490,245 (r)4,520,224 (r)4,547,208 (r)4,571,814 (r)4,593,109 (r)4,612,653 (r)4,607,932 (r)4,605,478 (r)4,606,065 (r)4,609,607  

2023

(r)4,615,271 (r)4,622,488 (r)4,629,154 (r)4,633,005 (r)4,632,272 (r)4,627,564 (r)4,619,902 (r)4,611,114 (r)4,603,906 (r)4,599,565 (r)4,599,624 (r)4,600,849  

2024

4,592,192 (p)4,588,491                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

212,799 208,791 206,119 205,203 205,759 207,577 210,044 211,915 212,542 211,749 209,821 206,474  

2018

204,144 200,077 196,498 193,266 190,222 186,676 182,367 178,110 174,608 171,865 169,439 166,843  

2019

(r)163,643 (r)158,865 (r)153,591 (r)149,265 (r)147,466 (r)149,213 (r)154,357 (r)161,412 (r)168,034 (r)174,100 (r)179,843 (r)185,087  

2020

(r)189,497 (r)192,612 (r)192,778 (r)669,309 (r)703,730 (r)669,486 (r)681,410 (r)631,181 (r)334,629 (r)322,615 (r)329,368 (r)334,018  

2021

(r)336,944 (r)337,438 (r)334,186 (r)334,737 (r)324,614 (r)336,768 (r)322,282 (r)315,713 (r)291,849 (r)278,186 (r)262,592 (r)258,298  

2022

(r)244,258 (r)221,410 (r)202,540 (r)191,293 (r)178,917 (r)169,902 (r)157,991 (r)146,718 (r)158,228 (r)168,579 (r)176,832 (r)182,738  

2023

(r)187,393 (r)191,383 (r)195,279 (r)199,797 (r)205,605 (r)212,144 (r)219,075 (r)225,353 (r)229,911 (r)232,532 (r)232,151 (r)231,481  

2024

232,347 (p)231,416                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

2014

7.3 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4  

2015

6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0  

2016

5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7  

2017

4.6 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5  

2018

4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6  

2019

(r)3.5 (r)3.4 (r)3.3 (r)3.2 (r)3.2 (r)3.2 (r)3.3 (r)3.4 (r)3.6 (r)3.7 (r)3.8 (r)3.9  

2020

(r)4.0 (r)4.1 (r)4.1 (r)15.0 (r)15.4 (r)14.5 (r)14.4 (r)13.3 (r)7.4 (r)7.1 (r)7.2 (r)7.2  

2021

(r)7.3 (r)7.3 (r)7.2 (r)7.2 (r)7.0 (r)7.2 (r)6.9 (r)6.8 (r)6.3 (r)6.0 (r)5.7 (r)5.6  

2022

(r)5.2 (r)4.7 (r)4.3 (r)4.1 (r)3.8 (r)3.6 (r)3.3 (r)3.1 (r)3.3 (r)3.5 (r)3.7 (r)3.8  

2023

(r)3.9 (r)4.0 (r)4.0 (r)4.1 (r)4.2 (r)4.4 (r)4.5 (r)4.7 (r)4.8 (r)4.8 (r)4.8 (r)4.8  

2024

4.8 (p)4.8                      

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

4,584,364 4,609,343 4,613,450 4,611,161 4,610,590 4,660,510 4,682,463 4,639,326 4,596,726 4,595,209 4,590,164 4,586,134 4,614,953

2018

4,557,386 4,603,452 4,593,217 4,575,865 4,590,010 4,658,793 4,677,331 4,607,621 4,565,659 4,605,478 4,603,630 4,619,006 4,604,787

2019

(r)4,615,734 (r)4,642,445 (r)4,641,283 (r)4,613,740 (r)4,639,244 (r)4,702,612 (r)4,751,273 (r)4,721,620 (r)4,696,117 (r)4,736,122 (r)4,737,172 (r)4,751,316 (r)4,687,390

2020

(r)4,744,881 (r)4,768,302 (r)4,746,190 (r)4,452,256 (r)4,515,852 (r)4,648,858 (r)4,753,430 (r)4,786,626 (r)4,488,355 (r)4,573,725 (r)4,589,232 (r)4,592,922 (r)4,638,386

2021

(r)4,604,139 (r)4,634,410 (r)4,648,670 (r)4,633,054 (r)4,630,976 (r)4,700,203 (r)4,729,653 (r)4,675,730 (r)4,610,768 (r)4,633,783 (r)4,635,250 (r)4,649,126 (r)4,648,814

2022

(r)4,646,325 (r)4,675,795 (r)4,706,559 (r)4,690,663 (r)4,711,353 (r)4,761,183 (r)4,788,554 (r)4,785,046 (r)4,737,159 (r)4,777,586 (r)4,767,125 (r)4,787,205 (r)4,736,213

2023

(r)4,786,023 (r)4,820,462 (r)4,835,499 (r)4,804,763 (r)4,821,413 (r)4,874,332 (r)4,878,125 (r)4,854,917 (r)4,803,602 (r)4,824,862 (r)4,829,088 (r)4,822,968 (r)4,829,671

2024

4,769,527 (p)4,808,545                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

4,352,232 4,375,596 4,403,352 4,417,479 4,409,616 4,451,816 4,452,672 4,420,823 4,392,146 4,402,456 4,395,201 4,400,425 4,406,151

2018

4,337,374 4,376,786 4,383,765 4,396,310 4,416,025 4,460,232 4,468,694 4,423,639 4,403,835 4,455,229 4,461,766 4,464,903 4,420,713

2019

(r)4,424,320 (r)4,458,579 (r)4,476,400 (r)4,483,925 (r)4,501,769 (r)4,550,242 (r)4,571,622 (r)4,551,885 (r)4,542,001 (r)4,579,283 (r)4,577,163 (r)4,583,334 (r)4,525,044

2020

(r)4,540,036 (r)4,564,347 (r)4,512,045 (r)3,809,678 (r)3,813,462 (r)3,973,180 (r)4,045,296 (r)4,166,223 (r)4,162,387 (r)4,273,402 (r)4,273,919 (r)4,277,788 (r)4,200,980

2021

(r)4,246,784 (r)4,273,207 (r)4,302,547 (r)4,313,226 (r)4,318,637 (r)4,347,711 (r)4,380,978 (r)4,355,495 (r)4,329,991 (r)4,378,735 (r)4,393,884 (r)4,412,317 (r)4,337,793

2022

(r)4,380,596 (r)4,433,299 (r)4,493,069 (r)4,512,032 (r)4,540,301 (r)4,582,411 (r)4,608,691 (r)4,625,493 (r)4,597,394 (r)4,625,753 (r)4,608,232 (r)4,623,484 (r)4,552,563

2023

(r)4,581,555 (r)4,603,069 (r)4,630,838 (r)4,628,778 (r)4,615,062 (r)4,649,621 (r)4,642,970 (r)4,617,863 (r)4,586,525 (r)4,608,565 (r)4,618,632 (r)4,605,191 (r)4,615,722

2024

4,523,420 (p)4,563,042                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

2014

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

2015

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

2016

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

2017

232,132 233,747 210,098 193,682 200,974 208,694 229,791 218,503 204,580 192,753 194,963 185,709 208,802

2018

220,012 226,666 209,452 179,555 173,985 198,561 208,637 183,982 161,824 150,249 141,864 154,103 184,074

2019

(r)191,414 (r)183,866 (r)164,883 (r)129,815 (r)137,475 (r)152,370 (r)179,651 (r)169,735 (r)154,116 (r)156,839 (r)160,009 (r)167,982 (r)162,346

2020

(r)204,845 (r)203,955 (r)234,145 (r)642,578 (r)702,390 (r)675,678 (r)708,134 (r)620,403 (r)325,968 (r)300,323 (r)315,313 (r)315,134 (r)437,406

2021

(r)357,355 (r)361,203 (r)346,123 (r)319,828 (r)312,339 (r)352,492 (r)348,675 (r)320,235 (r)280,777 (r)255,048 (r)241,366 (r)236,809 (r)311,021

2022

(r)265,729 (r)242,496 (r)213,490 (r)178,631 (r)171,052 (r)178,772 (r)179,863 (r)159,553 (r)139,765 (r)151,833 (r)158,893 (r)163,721 (r)183,650

2023

(r)204,468 (r)217,393 (r)204,661 (r)175,985 (r)206,351 (r)224,711 (r)235,155 (r)237,054 (r)217,077 (r)216,297 (r)210,456 (r)217,777 (r)213,949

2024

246,107 (p)245,503                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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

2014

7.7 7.7 7.4 6.3 6.6 6.6 7.2 6.9 6.4 6.1 6.1 5.8 6.7

2015

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

2016

5.3 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.0 5.4 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.9

2017

5.1 5.1 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.5

2018

4.8 4.9 4.6 3.9 3.8 4.3 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.3 4.0

2019

(r)4.1 (r)4.0 (r)3.6 (r)2.8 (r)3.0 (r)3.2 (r)3.8 (r)3.6 (r)3.3 (r)3.3 (r)3.4 (r)3.5 (r)3.5

2020

(r)4.3 (r)4.3 (r)4.9 (r)14.4 (r)15.6 (r)14.5 (r)14.9 (r)13.0 (r)7.3 (r)6.6 (r)6.9 (r)6.9 (r)9.4

2021

(r)7.8 (r)7.8 (r)7.4 (r)6.9 (r)6.7 (r)7.5 (r)7.4 (r)6.8 (r)6.1 (r)5.5 (r)5.2 (r)5.1 (r)6.7

2022

(r)5.7 (r)5.2 (r)4.5 (r)3.8 (r)3.6 (r)3.8 (r)3.8 (r)3.3 (r)3.0 (r)3.2 (r)3.3 (r)3.4 (r)3.9

2023

(r)4.3 (r)4.5 (r)4.2 (r)3.7 (r)4.3 (r)4.6 (r)4.8 (r)4.9 (r)4.5 (r)4.5 (r)4.4 (r)4.5 (r)4.4

2024

5.2 (p)5.1                      

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

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