Jobs in New York City have urged since the end of the recession, outpacing gains made nationally and in the rest of the state, according to a report released Thursday by Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

New York City’s boom is one of its largest expansions since World War II, with employment increasing by 18.9 percent between 2009 and 2017 — reaching 4.4 million jobs last year.

Overall, the city has been the key driving force behind job gains in the state, with nearly 75 percent of the increases made since the end of the last decade. Many of these jobs are in the financial and securities sector, but much of the growth has also been driven by health care, business services and tourism-related industries like restaurants.

The rest of the state is a different situation, however, especially in upstate New York. The report found the remaining jobs gains made since 2009 were largely seen in the immediate metropolitan suburban counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange.

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