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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 45,100 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,409 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 23 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,100 +200 -700
CPS 43,409 +23 -935

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 February 2021 at 47,600. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Ocean City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,900 in October 2021, Ocean City has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,949 for Ocean City in July 2005. 10,540 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a June 2020 low of 31,044, Ocean City has added 12,365 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 45,100 200 43,409 23
October 2021 44,900 -100 43,386 2
September 2021 45,000 -600 43,384 -90
August 2021 45,600 -700 43,474 -165
July 2021 46,300 -500 43,639 -2,483
June 2021 46,800 800 46,122 -86
May 2021 46,000 -300 46,208 -27
April 2021 46,300 -1,200 46,235 104
March 2021 47,500 -100 46,131 274
February 2021 47,600 100 45,857 329
January 2021 47,500 500 45,528 567
December 2020 47,000 1,200 44,961 617