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Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocean City rose 0.7 percentage points in November 2017 to 9.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.6 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in June 2012 at 15.6% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.1% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.6 percentage points. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
New Jersey 5.1% +0.2 +0.3
Ocean City 9.7% +0.7 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ocean City, New Jersey, National

Ocean City, New Jersey monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ocean City peaked in July 2012 at 7,764. There are now 3,049 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,785 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 930. Ocean City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocean City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 4,715 +383 +283

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Ocean City
Unemployment Rate
Ocean City
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 5.1% 9.7% 4,715
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 9.0% 4,332
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 8.9% 4,257
August
2017
4.4% 4.5% 8.8% 4,176
July
2017
4.3% 4.2% 8.5% 3,987
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 8.5% 3,990
May
2017
4.3% 4.1% 8.4% 3,947
April
2017
4.4% 4.1% 8.1% 3,785
March
2017
4.5% 4.2% 8.2% 3,842
February
2017
4.7% 4.5% 8.9% 4,171
January
2017
4.8% 4.6% 8.9% 4,153

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.