Casinos = Jobs

The closure of four casinos in Atlantic City in 2014 resulted in the loss of more than 8,000 jobs. And the city has still not recovered. In the South Jersey Economic Review, produced by Oliver Cooke, of the, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at New Jersey’s Stockton University, charts demonstrate how Atlantic City just competed its 24th consecutive month of negative job growth. And in the last three years, the Atlantic City region has experienced the second-worst decline in the labor force in the entire country. The full report can be found at www.stockton.edu/hughescenter.