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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 47,800 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,518 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 118 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 47,800 +300 +4,100
CPS 45,518 +118 +2,184

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 in February 2021 is at a new high of 47,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,983 for Ocean City in July 2005. 8,465 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 17,519 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 47,800 300 45,518 118
January 2021 47,500 500 45,400 4,757
December 2020 47,000 1,200 40,643 162
November 2020 45,800 1,100 40,481 198
October 2020 44,700 4,700 40,283 4,949
September 2020 40,000 3,400 35,334 4,049
August 2020 36,600 200 31,285 3,286
July 2020 36,400 3,500 27,999 -1,201
June 2020 32,900 500 29,200 -3,399
May 2020 32,400 -100 32,599 -2,032
April 2020 32,500 -10,900 34,631 -8,819
March 2020 43,400 -300 43,450 116