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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 February 2019 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.6 percentage points higher than the New Jersey rate. The unemployment rate in Ocean City peaked in June 2012 at 15.6% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.1% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Ocean City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
New Jersey 4.0% 0.0 -0.5
Ocean City 7.6% -0.2 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 4,202 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,375 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 205. Ocean City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Ocean City, New Jersey) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Ocean City 3,580 -99 -715

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
March
2019
3.8% 4.1%
February
2019
3.8% 4.0% 7.6% 3,580
January
2019
4.0% 4.0% 7.8% 3,679
December
2018
3.9% 3.9% 7.5% 3,560
November
2018
3.7% 3.9% 7.1% 3,375
October
2018
3.8% 3.9% 7.9% 3,758
September
2018
3.7% 3.9% 8.5% 3,970
August
2018
3.8% 4.0% 8.6% 4,026
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 8.7% 4,069
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 8.7% 4,088
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 8.3% 3,999
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 9.0% 4,319

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.