Atlantic City employment information

IndexAtlantic CityNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$18,282$36,359$28,555
Median household income$26,936$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,199$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$20,407$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$24,117$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$19,991$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate10.5%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level35.8%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Atlantic City is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Atlantic City is 50% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Atlantic City is 80% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Atlantic City is 130% higher than the national average.

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Atlantic City median earnings by income bracket

Atlantic City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.8%0.9%
Manufacturing sector3.7%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.7%1.9%
Wholesale & retail services10.3%10.8%
Public administration3.8%4.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.2%
Education, health & social services8.6%21.4%
Other60.0%54.8%

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Atlantic City, NJ39,521$26,93650%

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Source: The Atlantic City, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.