In a Morris County press release posted Wednesday, December 11th, it was reported that Morris County has the second lowest unemployment rate within the state of New Jersey, second to Hunterdon County.
According to October 2019 figures provided by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Morris County’s unemployment rate currently falls at 2.6 percent. In comparison, Hunterdon county sits just lower at 2.5 percent and the statewide unemployment rate falls at 3.3 percent.
The Morris County unemployment rate has steadily lowered over the year having previously been 2.8 percent in October 2018. In addition to the decreasing unemployment rate within the county, it was also reported that Morris County’s total labor force has grown from 252,300 individuals in the previous year to 261,700.
October 2019 unemployment rates from surrounding counties were reported as follows, Somerset County, 2.8 percent, Sussex County, 3 percent, Union County, 3.4 percent, Passaic County, 3.9 percent and Essex County, 4.2 percent. The data also reported similar unemployment rate trends through central and southern counties within the state.
For more information about Morris County economic figures visit the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development website at NJ.gov/Labor. To view Morris County news and learn more about this report visit morriscountynj.gov or visit the link below.