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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 46,700 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,273 employed persons for the month. Ocean City lost 100 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 372 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,700 -100 +3,100
CPS 45,273 +372 +3,173

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 June 2019 at 47,600. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Ocean City according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,983 for Ocean City in July 2005. 8,710 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 41,713, Ocean City has added 3,560 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 46,700 -100 45,273 372
September 2019 46,800 -300 44,901 413
August 2019 47,100 -200 44,488 374
July 2019 47,300 -300 44,114 396
June 2019 47,600 1,900 43,718 361
May 2019 45,700 500 43,357 360
April 2019 45,200 400 42,997 309
March 2019 44,800 200 42,688 209
February 2019 44,600 300 42,479 194
January 2019 44,300 600 42,285 171
December 2018 43,700 0 42,114 -2
November 2018 43,700 100 42,116 16