City’s Job Growth Rate at Its Best Since the Fifties

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The New York State Department of Labor said on Thursday that the city's private employers added about 27,000 jobs in April, dropping New York's jobless rate to 9.5 percent in April from 9.7 percent the month before. And according to a report by real estate investment firm Eastern Consolidated, the city's addition of 60,000 private sector jobs so far this year marks New York City's best four-month streak of job growth since the fifties. Happy days are here again! At least for about 90.5 percent of the city, excluding people who hate their jobs.