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Looking for a job? Go to Brooklyn

June 18, 2018 By Clarissa Sosin Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Administrative staffers at the famous Brooklyn Academy of Music are voting today on unionization. Eagle photo by Rob Abruzzese

Brooklyn’s job market is growing faster than the state’s and the nation’s, according to the State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the New York Post reported.

“It’s an exciting time for Brooklyn with record employment, business growth, and a budding tech sector,” DiNapoli said last week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The private sector has added 172,600 jobs since 2009 and grew by 4.4 percent in the past year alone, DiNapoli said. Health care jobs make up about a quarter of that growth, followed by retail.

Also contributing to the growth are jobs in hospitality and leisure, and construction and manufacturing. Last year the unemployment rate hit a record low: 4.4 percent. By April of this year, it was even lower: 4.2 percent. He also said that 15 million people visit Brooklyn each year and that household incomes and education levels are rising.

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