New Jersey Unemployment Rate Report

New Jersey Unemployment by County

New Jersey Current Unemployment 8.1%

New Jersey Historical Unemployment Trends


Since 2005 the unemployment rate in New Jersey has ranged from 2.8% in April 2019 to 16.6% in May 2020. The current unemployment rate for New Jersey is 8.1% for February 2021. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

NJ Unemployment Rate by Month

2012 NJ Unemployment Rate
Month/Year NJ % National %
1/2021 8.0% 6.3%
2/2021 8.1% 6.2%