New York's economy continues to grow, with the state adding 28,500 private sector jobs in January.

The New York State Department of Labor says that puts the state's private second job count at a record-high 8,035,600.

Labor Department officials say New York has added more than one-million private sector jobs since the end of the recession in 2009.

“The State’s labor market continued to expand in January 2017. Not only did the statewide economy reach a new record high of more than 8,000,000 private sector jobs, but our state’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade,” said Bohdan Wynnyk, Deputy Director of the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics.

The state's unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in January, its lowest level since June 2007.


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