ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—The Atlantic City region shed 9,900 jobs inthe past year due mainly to the closure of four casinos here.

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The loss in jobs over the year reported by the USDepartment of Labor Statistics on Tuesday was the largestnon-farm sector loss of all 318 metropolitan areas surveyed by theagency, according to the Associated Press.

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The casino closings over the past 12 months resulted in 8,000job losses. On Dec. 20, Trump Taj Mahal is scheduled to close,which will put another 3,000 workers on the unemployment line. Seestory at northjersey.com.

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