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Ocean City, New Jersey Job Growth

There were 45,000 jobs in Ocean City, New Jersey in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,985 employed persons for the month. Ocean City added 200 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 297 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Ocean City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,000 +200 +2,300
CPS 42,985 +297 +1,174

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 April 2019 is at a new high of 45,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 53,983 for Ocean City in July 2005. 10,998 jobs have been lost in Ocean City since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 41,713, Ocean City has added 1,272 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Ocean City, New Jersey Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 45,000 200 42,985 297
March 2019 44,800 200 42,688 209
February 2019 44,600 300 42,479 194
January 2019 44,300 600 42,285 171
December 2018 43,700 0 42,114 -2
November 2018 43,700 100 42,116 16
October 2018 43,600 1,100 42,100 71
September 2018 42,500 -500 42,029 81
August 2018 43,000 -100 41,948 67
July 2018 43,100 -100 41,881 44
June 2018 43,200 -100 41,837 14
May 2018 43,300 600 41,823 12