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In the first two years of Mayor de Blasio's administration, all five boroughs have added jobs at a higher rate than in previous years.

Residents across the “World’s Borough” are finding more work, according to a report released on Tuesday.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced that Queens experienced a 7.80 percent rise in jobs, following Brooklyn. This was based on recently released job data dating back to December 2015. The analysis was conducted by NYCEDC.

“We’re working to fight income inequality one job at a time,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “We’ve been targeting investments towards historically underserved communities, and focusing on both raising wages and creating accessible, middle-class jobs. And the data shows we’re already seeing real results.”

A number of programs have been launched to provide jobs in neighborhoods across the city. NYCEDC launched the NYC Industrial Developer Fund to help develop space for industrial jobs, and the mayor launched Futureworks NYC to help grow manufacturing jobs.

“People want to move here, raise their families here, make their money here,” Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said in welcoming the news of the Queens job surge. “These encouraging jobs figures illustrate the growth and momentum underway here in Queens. This is the result of substantial investments and initiatives throughout the borough, many of which were discussed at Monday evening’s joint Borough Board and Cabinet meeting. Our challenge and focus as government is to help build more sustainable infrastructure to facilitate the growth as well as ensure the growth is more equitable across communities.”

Citywide, jobs have increased by 7.4 percent since de Blasio took office, according to the NYCEDC press release, reaching an all-time high of nearly 4.3 million jobs.

The unemployment rate in New York City is down 5.1 percent.

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