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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 46,300 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,730 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 2,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 852 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,300 +2,500 +2,600
CPS 43,730 +852 +816

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 46,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,035 for Ocean City in July 2005. 10,305 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a August 2012 low of 42,035, Ocean City has added 1,695 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 46,300 2,500 43,730 852
September 2018 43,800 900 42,878 153
August 2018 42,900 -400 42,725 -176
July 2018 43,300 100 42,901 -250
June 2018 43,200 -1,300 43,151 -781
May 2018 44,500 100 43,932 281
April 2018 44,400 400 43,651 88
March 2018 44,000 -300 43,563 62
February 2018 44,300 100 43,501 138
January 2018 44,200 400 43,363 358
December 2017 43,800 -100 43,005 39
November 2017 43,900 200 42,966 52