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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 43,900 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,742 employed persons for the month. Ocean City lost 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 67 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,900 -300 +1,400
CPS 43,742 -67 +871

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 1,000 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 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,035 for Ocean City in July 2005. 10,293 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2012 low of 41,988, Ocean City has added 1,754 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 43,900 -300 43,742 -67
January 2018 44,200 400 43,809 20
December 2017 43,800 -100 43,789 122
November 2017 43,900 200 43,667 124
October 2017 43,700 600 43,543 35
September 2017 43,100 0 43,508 493
August 2017 43,100 -200 43,015 -82
July 2017 43,300 -200 43,097 -67
June 2017 43,500 900 43,164 -83
May 2017 42,600 100 43,247 101
April 2017 42,500 0 43,146 186
March 2017 42,500 0 42,960 89