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New York City Posts New Jobs Total Record

New York City's workforce totaled nearly 4.46 million in July. New York City’s workforce totaled nearly 4.46 million in July.

NEW YORK CITY—The city’s record-setting jobs numbers in June certainly didn’t last long. New York City posted a new record for jobs at 4,457,700 in the month of July.

The new record, reported by the New York City Economic Development Corp. based on New York State Department of Labor statistics, surpassed the June jobs total of 4,442,200.

New York City added more than 15, 000 private sector jobs in July, based on seasonally-adjusted estimates. The sectors that saw the strongest employment gains were in educational services, which added 14,700 jobs, and transportation and warehousing, which added 3,800 positions.

“New York City’s economy continues to break records, with another month of steady job growth bringing us to nearly 4.5 million total jobs,” says NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett. “

The NYCEDC executive used the heady jobs numbers to bolster Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “New York Works” plan that looks to create 100,000 good-paying jobs in areas such as technology and manufacturing.

In July, NYCEDC announced a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use project in Long Island City that is expected to create approximately 1,500 permanent jobs.

The agency also recently completed the sale of 420 Albee Square in Brooklyn to JEMB Realty Corp., which will foster the development of One Willoughby Square. The development will involve 380,000 square feet of commercial space and a more than 300-seat school in Downtown Brooklyn. The project marks the first ground-up office development in Downtown Brooklyn since the neighborhood’s 2004 re-zoning and is expected to create more than 1,100 permanent jobs.

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