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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 May 2020 to 24.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 9.2 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in April 2020 at 24.8% and is now 0.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
New Jersey 15.4% -0.9 +12.1
Ocean City 24.6% -0.2 +17.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 April 2020 at 11,451. There are now 765 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 10,686 -765 +7,494

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
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 16.6%
May
2020
13.3% 15.4% 24.6% 10,686
April
2020
14.7% 16.3% 24.8% 11,451
March
2020
4.4% 3.7% 7.3% 3,412
February
2020
3.5% 3.8% 7.3% 3,429
January
2020
3.6% 3.8% 7.4% 3,439
December
2019
3.5% 3.7% 7.4% 3,475
November
2019
3.5% 3.7% 7.4% 3,446
October
2019
3.6% 3.7% 7.3% 3,410
September
2019
3.5% 3.6% 7.3% 3,370
August
2019
3.7% 3.5% 7.2% 3,325

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.