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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 44,600 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,043 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 1,000 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 54 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,600 +1,000 +2,300
CPS 43,043 -54 +545

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Ocean City as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Ocean City, New Jersey

CES employment for Ocean City peaked in September 2004 at 44,900. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Ocean City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,400 in May 2011, Ocean City has gained 5,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,035 for Ocean City in July 2005. 10,992 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2012 low of 41,988, Ocean City has added 1,055 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 44,600 1,000 43,043 -54
July 2017 43,600 1,100 43,097 -67
June 2017 42,500 200 43,164 -83
May 2017 42,300 -800 43,247 101
April 2017 43,100 900 43,146 186
March 2017 42,200 -600 42,960 89
February 2017 42,800 700 42,871 120
January 2017 42,100 -1,100 42,751 285
December 2016 43,200 400 42,466 -26
November 2016 42,800 0 42,492 -8
October 2016 42,800 900 42,500 13
September 2016 41,900 -400 42,487 -11