Bergen County, NJ monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Bergen County, NJ monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Bergen County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Bergen County had a 2.6% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.7 percentage point decrease from a month ago. New Jersey reported a 3.6% unemployment rate in May, which is the 17th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the New York City, NY metropolitan area was 3.8%, which is 1.2 percentage points higher than Bergen County. New York City has the 194th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in New Jersey
#1. Cape May County: 6.6%
#2. Cumberland County: 4.5%
#3. Atlantic County: 4.1%
#4. Essex County: 3.8%
#4. Passaic County: 3.8%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in New Jersey
#1. Hunterdon County: 2.4%
#2. Morris County: 2.5%
#3. Bergen County: 2.6%
#3. Mercer County: 2.6%
#3. Somerset County: 2.6%

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