March 10, 2023
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today released the following statement marking one year since the release of “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City’s Economic Recovery” and the resulting new data from the New York State Department of Labor showing that the city has recovered 99 percent of jobs lost during the pandemic:
“One year ago, our administration released “Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent,” our blueprint for an equitable, inclusive economic recovery for New York City. And every day since, we have been laser-focused on getting New Yorkers back to work.
“Today, I’m proud to share that our efforts are working. The results are clear: We have recovered nearly all jobs lost during the pandemic, more New Yorkers are entering or returning to the workforce, and the city’s economy is returning to full strength. According to newly released data from the New York State Department of Labor, we are 99 percent of the way back to pre-pandemic job levels, which were at the highest levels in New York City history.
“We will always have more work to do and we won’t stop until every New Yorker has access to a quality, family-sustaining job, but it’s clear New York City is back. We are moving full speed ahead in the right direction, and our administration will continue working day in and day out to create economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.”