New York State's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than five years.

The  New York State Department of Labor says the unemployment rate was 6.7% percent in April, its lowest level since December 2008.

The state's private sector job count grew by 2,500 ast month.

That raised the state's overall private sector job count to 7,543,000, an all-time high.

It's New York's 17th consecutive monthly gain in private sector jobs, which is the longest streak since 1990.