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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR- 182-12
May 17, 2012

STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON NEW EMPLOYMENT DATA SHOWING CITY'S JOB GAINS ARE BEST IN 60 YEARS

“New York City’s private sector job gains are the best in 60 years and represent another hopeful sign for our economic recovery. Just this week, we unveiled a new map showing hundreds of tech startups that are hiring; Major League baseball decided to hold a major tourism event with enormous economic impact here; and six new primetime television shows that will be filmed in New York and employ thousands were picked up by networks. Industries like tech, tourism and entertainment are helping to diversify our economy, and that means all New Yorkers will have better opportunities in the long-term. In the short-term, we know there’s more work to be done and remain focused on encouraging job growth across the five boroughs.”







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