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FYI: Residents in New York City lost nearly 58,000 jobs last year while those living in the city's six closest suburbs gained almost 39,000, according to a new study issued yesterday by the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank affiliated with City Limits. The Center says the study makes a powerful case for Mayor Bloomberg's proposal for reinstating the city's commuter tax–and argues that the continuing opposition of Governor Pataki and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno is based on politics. The governor and Bruno have argued that the tax unfairly burdens commuters and will discourage job creation in the city. The Center's report is the latest in a series offering data showing that New York City is alone in the region in experiencing severe economic fallout from the September 11 attacks. [4/16/03]

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