ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New employment data shows New York state added nearly 25,000 jobs last month.
Preliminary jobs numbers released by the state Department of Labor on Thursday show there were more than 8.3 million private-sector jobs in New York, an increase of 24,600 or 0.3% compared to the previous month.
That's the highest number of private-sector jobs in the state since current record keeping began in the 1970s.
New York state's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9% in April, slightly behind the national rate of 3.6%.
The numbers come from federal surveys of 18,000 employers in the state.
Jobs in health care and private educational services experienced the biggest job gains in the past year.
Kingston saw the largest jobs gains of any state metropolitan area in April with a 2.9% increase.
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