Mercer County Unemployment Statistics
Understanding the severity and trends of unemployment in Mercer County is vital to ensuring the overall well-being of communities. The unemployment rate, reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is the percent of people in the labor force who are unemployed. The labor force is essentially the pool of currently-available Americans; it excludes people not seeking employment, such as retired seniors and small children.
Characteristics of Mercer County's unemployed population, shown below, are reported by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). Unlike the Census, which is an exact count of people and households every ten years, ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample.
How does the unemployment rate vary within Mercer County, New Jersey?
How does Mercer County's unemployment rate vary by demographics?
How does the unemployment rate in Mercer County vary by education?
About the Data
Monthly unemployment data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program.
Characteristics of the unemployed population data is from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates, Table S2301.
This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.