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Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocean City fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in May 2020 at 25.4% and is now 19.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New Jersey 3.3% -0.7 -2.5
Ocean City 6.3% 0.0 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 10,933. There are now 7,960 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,897 in June 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 76. Ocean City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocean City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 2,973 +9 -1,345

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
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.3% 6.3% 2,973
August
2022
3.7% 4.0% 6.3% 2,964
July
2022
3.5% 3.7% 6.2% 2,902
June
2022
3.6% 3.9% 6.2% 2,897
May
2022
3.6% 3.9% 6.2% 2,926
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 6.3% 2,959
March
2022
3.6% 4.2% 6.5% 3,027
February
2022
3.8% 4.6% 6.7% 3,135
January
2022
4.0% 5.1% 7.0% 3,249
December
2021
3.9% 5.1% 7.1% 3,326
November
2021
4.2% 5.1% 7.1% 3,330

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.