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Ocean City, New Jersey Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Ocean City fell 0.6 percentage points in October 2018 to 7.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.8 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in June 2012 at 15.6% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New Jersey 4.1% -0.1 -0.6
Ocean City 7.9% -0.6 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 4,023 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 3,759 -211 -625

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
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 7.9% 3,759
September
2018
3.7% 4.2% 8.5% 3,970
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 8.6% 4,026
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 8.7% 4,069
June
2018
4.0% 4.3% 8.7% 4,088
May
2018
3.8% 4.4% 8.3% 3,999
April
2018
3.9% 4.5% 9.0% 4,319
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

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.