Department of Numbers

Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 44,900 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,816 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 200 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,900 +400 +1,500
CPS 44,816 -200 +678

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 August 2016 at 46,200. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Ocean City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,500 in November 2016, Ocean City has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,035 for Ocean City in July 2005. 9,219 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a February 2013 low of 41,972, Ocean City has added 2,844 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 44,900 400 44,816 -200
November 2016 44,500 -200 45,016 -113
October 2016 44,700 -900 45,129 -8
September 2016 45,600 -600 45,137 -140
August 2016 46,200 1,300 45,277 -8
July 2016 44,900 800 45,285 -87
June 2016 44,100 -600 45,372 1
May 2016 44,700 -700 45,371 85
April 2016 45,400 800 45,286 -88
March 2016 44,600 600 45,374 398
February 2016 44,000 400 44,976 355
January 2016 43,600 200 44,621 483