NYS Labor Department officials say that newly revised data shows that New York State’s economic expansion continued last year, with the annual private sector job count exceeding eight million for the first time.
But the figures also show a small increase in jobs for the Rochester Metro. In 2017, the number of private sector jobs totaled 455,400. That was up just 900 jobs from the previous year.
Still, State Labor Analyst Tammy Marino says that was coming off two very good years for the local job market.