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Thomas DiNapoli New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

NEW YORK CITY—The Rockaways has seen significant population and private sector job growth in the nearly five-and-a-half years since Superstorm Sandy brought massive flooding and devastation onshore to this section of Queens.

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report on Friday that indicated while private sector employment fell 11% between 2011 and 2013, it set a new record of 14,900 jobs in 2016, 400 more than the previous record posted prior to Superstorm Sandy.

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