Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 2,800 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ market rose by 326 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 120 bps to 3.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ unemployment rate is 38 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 450 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 2.7% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.4%. Key sectors include:

  • Restaurants & Hotels: 44,500; -2,600
  • Transportation & Utilities: 21,400; -400
  • Government: 21,300; +2,800
  • Education & Healthcare: 21,100; -200
  • Business Services: 11,900; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 5,700; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,700; -100
  • Financial Services: 4,000; no change
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.