The New York state unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade.

The New York State Department of Labor reports the statewide jobless rate was at 4.6 percent in February.  That's the lowest level since July of 2007.

“New York’s economy expanded in February 2018 as the State added 28,700 private sector jobs to reach a new, all-time high, and our statewide unemployment rate dipped to 4.6%, its lowest level since before the recession,” said Bohdan Wynnyk, Director of the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics.