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Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocean City fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2018 to 9.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.5 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in June 2012 at 15.6% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 9.0% in March 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
New Jersey 4.5% -0.1 0.0
Ocean City 9.0% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 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 December 2012 at 7,782. There are now 3,462 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,235 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 85. Ocean City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocean City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 4,320 -39 +79

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
2018
3.8% 4.4%
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 9.0% 4,320
March
2018
4.1% 4.6% 9.1% 4,359
February
2018
4.1% 4.6% 9.0% 4,295
January
2018
4.1% 4.7% 9.0% 4,289
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 9.4% 4,450
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 9.3% 4,422
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 9.3% 4,384
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 9.2% 4,364
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 9.2% 4,349
July
2017
4.3% 4.6% 9.2% 4,321
June
2017
4.3% 4.6% 9.1% 4,293

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.