City does not see boost in jobs growth despite reopening economy

Hundreds of shows lit up Broadway in September. New restaurants launched service, more commuters headed to offices, schools and universities held in-person learning, and the federal supplemental unemployment insurance program came to a halt.
But these long-awaited turning points did not provide a jolt to the city’s jobs recovery.
Total employment was down by 13,400, according to a report from the state Department of Labor, sending total employment back to its June levels. Although private sector positions did increase, they were offset by a drop of 20,500 in the public sector.

“I was expecting a net private job gain in the 25,000-to-30,000 range,” said James Parrott, an economist at

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