New York City jobs numbers tick up amid dramatic reopening

New York City’s job count increased in April, showing a slightly stronger spring growth spurt than the country as a whole, driven by the government push to reopen that is drawing New Yorkers back to restaurants and stores.

The city added 35,100 jobs in April, though the economy remained far smaller than it was before Gov. Andrew Cuomo closed businesses in response to Covid-19 cases last March, leading to 1 million lost jobs. Back in January 2020, there were a record 4.7 million positions in the city, the result of a decade of growth across sectors. The city and state have been far slower to reopen than most states, where

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