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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 41,000 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 40,383 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 100 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 41,000 +600 -3,000
CPS 40,383 +100 -2,774

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Ocean City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 31,100 in May 2020, Ocean City has gained 9,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,983 for Ocean City in July 2005. 13,600 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a July 2020 low of 27,999, Ocean City has added 12,384 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 41,000 600 40,383 100
October 2020 40,400 4,300 40,283 4,949
September 2020 36,100 3,100 35,334 4,049
August 2020 33,000 1,500 31,285 3,286
July 2020 31,500 -500 27,999 -1,201
June 2020 32,000 900 29,200 -3,399
May 2020 31,100 -1,400 32,599 -2,032
April 2020 32,500 -10,200 34,631 -8,819
March 2020 42,700 -900 43,450 116
February 2020 43,600 400 43,334 165
January 2020 43,200 -1,000 43,169 -105
December 2019 44,200 200 43,274 117