Ocean City's Employment Increase 2nd Highest in Country

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    In May, Ocean City, N.J., had the second highest over-the-year increase in payroll employment in the country, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) metropolitan area employment and unemployment report. The tiny Shore town saw job increases of more than 6 percent.

    Although the report is not seasonally adjusted, Ocean City's employment numbers are still impressive.

    It's seen a continuous decline seasonal unemployment since 2012. The unemployment rate for May 2014 stands at 9.1 percent, down from 11.3 percent the previous year and 12.3 percent in 2012, according to BLS data.

    Meanwhile, Ocean City's neighbor to the north, Atlantic City, saw one of the worst over-the-year decreases in employment (the number of individuals on establishment payrolls.)

    Read more about the job growth at PBJ.com.