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Jobs Looking Up in Atlantic City

Jobs Looking Up in Atlantic City

While still on the downside of job growth, employment in Atlantic City and its casino industry is beginning to rebound. The “lost decade” may be coming to a close now that the city has stabilized and there have been no more casino closures since Trump Taj Mahal shut its doors last year. In the most recent edition of the South Jersey Economic Review, authored by Oliver Cooke, an associate professor of economics at Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center, job losses are the smallest in the last 10 years, except for 2012, when the star-crossed Revel opened its doors. For a complete issue of the report, which examines all economic data for the casino industry, Atlantic City and all of South Jersey, visit stockton.edu/hughes-center/sjer/sjer.html.

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