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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 44,000 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,238 employed persons for the month. Ocean City lost 500 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 153 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,000 -500 +2,100
CPS 44,238 +153 +954

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 900 jobs have been lost in Ocean City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 31,100 in June 2020, Ocean City has gained 12,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,949 for Ocean City in July 2005. 9,711 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 32,186, Ocean City has added 12,052 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 44,000 -500 44,238 153
August 2022 44,500 300 44,085 113
July 2022 44,200 200 43,972 15
June 2022 44,000 1,100 43,957 48
May 2022 42,900 500 43,909 95
April 2022 42,400 0 43,814 102
March 2022 42,400 200 43,712 151
February 2022 42,200 0 43,561 115
January 2022 42,200 -300 43,446 111
December 2021 42,500 -400 43,335 17
November 2021 42,900 200 43,318 22
October 2021 42,700 800 43,296 12