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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 44,500 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,706 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,500 +200 +1,000
CPS 43,706 +57 +205

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 400 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 5,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,035 for Ocean City in July 2005. 10,329 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2012 low of 42,035, Ocean City has added 1,671 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 44,500 200 43,706 57
January 2019 44,300 600 43,649 -486
December 2018 43,700 0 44,135 287
November 2018 43,700 100 43,848 293
October 2018 43,600 1,100 43,555 677
September 2018 42,500 -500 42,878 153
August 2018 43,000 -100 42,725 -176
July 2018 43,100 -100 42,901 -250
June 2018 43,200 -100 43,151 -781
May 2018 43,300 600 43,932 281
April 2018 42,700 -800 43,651 88
March 2018 43,500 0 43,563 62