A.C. places second - in employment decline

Atlantic City's casinos woes made their mark on a national release of employment data in the nation's 372 metropolitan area by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Atlantic City-Hammonton area had 3,600 fewer jobs in June than the year before. The Atlantic City-Hammonton area ranked second in terms of percentage decline, posting a 2.6 percent loss.

The largest year-over-year percentage decline was in Anniston-Oxford, Miss., the BLS reported. - Harold Brubaker

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