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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 April 2022 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.2 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. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Jersey 4.1% -0.1 -2.9
Ocean City 6.3% -0.2 -2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 7,979 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 2,954 -73 -1,378

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
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.1% 6.3% 2,954
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
October
2021
4.6% 5.5% 9.0% 4,269
September
2021
4.7% 5.8% 9.1% 4,318
August
2021
5.2% 6.5% 9.2% 4,367
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 9.2% 4,401
June
2021
5.9% 7.1% 9.2% 4,404

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.