Newark, NJ Unemployment Rate Report

Newark, NJ Historical Unemployment Trends

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Since 2005 the unemployment rate in Newark, New Jersey has ranged from 4.9% in April 2019 to 22.3% in June 2020. The current unemployment rate for Newark is 13.6% in October 2020. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

Newark, NJ Unemployment Rate by Month

Very High Unemployment Area
Newark, NJ Current Unemployment - 13.6%
Newark, NJ Unemployment Rate
Month/Year Newark, NJ% New-Jersey% National %
1 / 2020 7.1% 4.4% 3.6%
2 / 2020 6.7% 4.2% 3.5%
3 / 2020 6.2% 3.7% 4.4%
4 / 2020 19.7% 15.9% 14.7%
5 / 2020 19.4% 15.1% 13.3%
6 / 2020 22.3% 16.6% 11.1%
7 / 2020 20.8% 14.4% 10.2%
8 / 2020 17.1% 11.1% 8.4%
9 / 2020 10.6% 6.5% 7.9%
10 / 2020 13.6% 7.8% 6.9%

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