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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 42,200 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,954 employed persons for the month. Ocean City lost 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 83 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 42,200 -600 -100
CPS 42,954 +83 +236

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 2,700 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 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,035 for Ocean City in July 2005. 11,081 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 966 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 42,200 -600 42,954 83
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
August 2016 42,300 200 42,498 -30
July 2016 42,100 500 42,528 -23
June 2016 41,600 -200 42,551 -31
May 2016 41,800 -300 42,582 -63
April 2016 42,100 -200 42,645 -73