"New Department of Labor statistics show New York State has reached an unprecedented milestone by surpassing 8.3 million private sector jobs for the first time in history.
"New York is open for business and the proof is in these numbers. Our goal is to provide excellent employment opportunities across the state by bolstering our regionally focused economic development strategies and diversifying our portfolio through new and innovative industries.
"While we continue to set record numbers, we still have more work to do. New York must continue to build on our economic success by creating and retaining jobs to pave the way for future success."