The Impact of the NHL Lockout on County Employment

International Journal of Sport Finance, 11, 2, 2016

17 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2013 Last revised: 12 Aug 2016

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John Jasina

Claflin University

Kurt W. Rotthoff

Seton Hall University - W. Paul Stillman School of Business

Date Written: May 20, 2015

Abstract

The National Hockey League (NHL) had a lockout that lasted the entire 2004-2005 season. Because this lockout cancelled the season, it provides a unique opportunity to analyze the economic impact on county employment and payroll in the sectors relevant to the sporting world. We test 3 and 4-digit NAICS codes, including Accommodation, Drinking Places, Restaurants, and Spectator Sports. Using the impact found in a county with an NHL team, relative to trends in the surrounding counties, we find no general impact on employment, but we find a decrease in payroll in some sectors.

Suggested Citation

Jasina, John and Rotthoff, Kurt W., The Impact of the NHL Lockout on County Employment (May 20, 2015). International Journal of Sport Finance, 11, 2, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2232234 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2232234

John Jasina

Claflin University ( email )

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Orangeburg, SC 29115
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Kurt W. Rotthoff (Contact Author)

Seton Hall University - W. Paul Stillman School of Business ( email )

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South Orange, NJ 07079
United States
973-761-9102 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://pirate.shu.edu/~rotthoku/

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