Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Record High Private Sector Jobs and Record Low Unemployment
"New Department of Labor data show historic economic success for the State of New York - in 2018 the number of private sector jobs reached a new, all-time high and the statewide unemployment rate fell to an all-time low.
"These numbers are proof positive of the success of our long-term strategy of boosting economic progress across every corner of the state rather than in just a few regions, as has been the case in decades past. This success is bolstered by the strength of bottom-up, regionally focused economic development and transformative investments in infrastructure and new and emerging industries to support generations of future economic growth.
"But our work must not and does not end. We will continue to build on our transformative progress to drive growth across the state, create and retain jobs and keep all economic arrows pointed in the right direction."