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City workforce grows, state comptroller finds

First time since pandemic

Posted 5/17/24

The city workforce is expected to increase for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to a report by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office.

Between last July, the start of the fiscal year, and January, the municipal workforce grew by 2,413 employees to 284,330 full-time employees, according to Wednesday’s report. If hiring and attrition continue at similar levels as was recorded during the final months of FY 2023, the comptroller’s office projects that the city headcount will grow “at a modest pace,” to about 285,500 employees.

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