An Economic Snapshot of Queens 2018

Office of the State Comptroller, New York City
Date of Publication: 
May, 2018
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Queens is the largest in size of the five boroughs that make up New York City and the second most populous. Since the end of the recession in 2009, it has added 110,500 private sector jobs, 10 times more than were lost during the recession andmore than twice as many as the second-largest expansion in the 1990s. Health care, leisure and hospitality, business services and retail were responsible for more than two-thirds of the jobs added since 2009.

Queens is the most diverse county in the nation and has the second-highest share of immigrants. Immigrants have played a large part in the borough’s success, and the importance of maximizing their participation in the 2020 U.S. Census cannot be overstated.

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Office of the State Comptroller, New York City Public Information Office. (2018). An Economic Snapshot of Queens. Retrieved from