NEW YORK — As financial firms rebounded last year, Wall Street bonuses for employees in the New York City securities industry went back up by almost 17% to $20.3 billion in 2009, according to a report released Tuesday by the New York State Comptroller.

That's compared to $17.4 billion paid in bonuses in 2008 due to a record $42.6 billion loss in the securities industry. The 2008 figure reflected a 47% drop from what was paid in 2007, when securities industry employees received $32.9 billion.

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