Here in the Central New York region, we are celebrating. Over the past year, we experienced tremendous job growth.

According to the Central New York Business Journal, Syracuse, Utica–Rome, Binghamton, Ithaca, and Watertown–Fort Drum regions all gained jobs in the past 12 months. This data comes from the latest monthly employment report that the New York State Department of Labor just issued.

The Syracuse region added 300 jobs between February 2015 and this past February, an increase of 0.1 percent. The Utica–Rome metro area gained 1,300 positions, a 1.1 percent increase, in the same period.

 

According to this report, New York state as a whole gained more than 130,000 jobs. Even in the private sector we experienced growth:

The private-sector job gain of 100 positions in the Syracuse region in the past year equals the number of private-sector jobs lost in the same time period, according to the state Labor Department data. The Utica–Rome area added 1,100 private-sector positions, a gain of 1.2 percent."

Congrats to Central New York businesses on all of this growth.