New York state's private sector job count grew by 21,300 in May.

That's according to figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.

It's the 18th consecutive month of private sector job growth.

The latest monthly employment gain raised New York's private sector job count to 7,568,600,  a new all-time high.

Meanwhile, the state unemployment rate held steady at 6.7% in May, its lowest level since December 2008.