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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 32,900 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 31,284 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 1,400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,285 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 32,900 +1,400 -10,000
CPS 31,284 +3,285 -11,468

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 12,000 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 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,983 for Ocean City in July 2005. 22,699 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 3,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 32,900 1,400 31,284 3,285
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
November 2019 44,000 800 43,157 133
October 2019 43,200 200 43,024 140
September 2019 43,000 100 42,884 132