ALBANY, N.Y.—Over a twelve month period ending in March, the state's private sector job count has increased by 1.5 percent.
The New York State economy has added 436,700 private sector jobs since the beginning of Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration.
New York remains one of only 16 states to have regained all of the private sector jobs lost during the recession.
"The state's economy held steady in March 2014. Looking over the past year, the state has added more than 100,000 private sector jobs. In addition, the state's jobless rate has declined by 1.0 percentage point over the past 12 months, which is a steeper rate drop than in the nation as a whole over the same time frame," said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics.
The state's job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York employers.