VIDEO: Atlantic City Area Seeing Job Decline


As Atlantic City's casinos start to show an increase in profits, the city and the county beyond are seeing a decline in jobs.
The South Jersey Economic Review was released today from the William J. Hughes center for public policy at Stockton University.
The report found that total employment in the Atlantic City metropolitan area declined .3 percent through the first half of 2016, that's about 350 jobs.
But since the first quarter of 2014, which saw the first of four casinos close, employment in the casino industry is down 20 percent.
While most of the job losses have come in the casino and accommodations industry, as well as construction and local government, job gains are coming in retail trade, education, health services, and the restaurant industry.