(Long Island, NY) In September 2012, New York State’s economy added 2,900 private sector jobs, bringing the state’s job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000, the State Department of Labor reported today. In 2012, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs. This year-to-date increase contributed to the state’s overall recovery of 352,500 private sector jobs since November 2009. New York State is one of only five states in the country that have regained all of the private sector jobs lost in the recession.
The state’s unemployment rate fell in September by 0.2% to 8.9%. In addition, the number of unemployed in the state declined by 23,200, from 871,600 to 848,400.
“September 2012 was a good month for our state’s economy. The private sector job count grew by 2,900, continuing the trend of growth in the state and leading to an all-time high job count. Additionally, the number of unemployed New Yorkers declined by 23,200 and our statewide unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points,” said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics.
Note: The data above are seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data provide the most valid month-to-month comparison. Non-seasonally adjusted data are valuable in year-to-year comparisons of the same month; for example, September 2011 versus September 2012.
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