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Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocean City fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2019 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.4 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in October 2012 at 15.6% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New Jersey 3.3% -0.2 -0.7
Ocean City 6.7% -0.2 -1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Ocean City, New Jersey, National

Ocean City, New Jersey monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Ocean City peaked in October 2012 at 7,777. There are now 4,607 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Ocean City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocean City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 3,170 -60 -660

Number of Unemployed Persons

Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Jersey
Unemployment Rate
Ocean City
Unemployment Rate
Ocean City
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.2%
July
2019
3.7% 3.3% 6.7% 3,170
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 6.9% 3,230
May
2019
3.6% 3.8% 7.1% 3,330
April
2019
3.6% 3.9% 7.4% 3,423
March
2019
3.8% 4.1% 7.6% 3,524
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 7.7% 3,563
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 7.8% 3,595
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 7.9% 3,614
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 7.9% 3,605
October
2018
3.8% 3.9% 7.9% 3,610

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.