Steuben County’s relatively stable labor market gained 800 public sector jobs in September, helping increase the county’s overall non-farm positions from 38,100 in August to 38,500 in September, state labor officials said late last week.

In Allegany County, a labor market analysis showed better growth in the private sector than in government jobs.

Meanwhile, the State of New York posted its lowest jobless level in three decades last month — 4.1 percent. More on that later.

In Steuben County, government jobs in September were numbered at 8,300, increasing nearly 11 percent from August as educators returned from summer break.

Otherwise, there were few changes from August to September for jobs within Steuben County, with private sector positions coming in at 30,200, according to the New York state Department of Labor, the same as September 2017. Steuben County’s Labor Market Profile measures jobs within the county.

For Allegany County, there were 15,000 non-farm jobs in September, the Department of Labor said, compared to 14,400 in August.

The private sector showed greater growth in Allegany County than Steuben County in September over the same period, according to the Labor Market Profile. Private sector jobs were at 10,500 in September, 500 more than August. Private, service-providing jobs experienced the most gains, increasing from 7,600 to 8,200

Also in Allegany County, there were 4,500 government jobs with people in positions last month, 100 more than in August.

Data for the labor market profiles are estimates which are generated by surveys of each industry.

More data on local economies is right around the corner. September unemployment rates for the state’s 62 counties will be released by the labor department this Tuesday. Steuben County’s August jobless rate was 4.2. In Allegany County, August’s rate was 5.2 percent. These numbers are generated by surveys of individual households.

Meanwhile, New York state’s falling unemployment rate — September’s 4.1 percent figure is the lowest since June 1988 — is benefiting from a strong New York City jobs picture. New York City unemployment is 4 percent, the lowest level dating back to 1976.

“New York state’s labor market continued to strengthen in September 2018. The statewide unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than 30 years, while New York City’s rate reached an all-time low last month,” said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, director of the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics.

In addition, New York state’s private sector job count rose by 6,300, or 0.1 percent, to 8,189,800 In September 2018. Since the beginning of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration in 2011, New York state’s economy has added 1,095,700 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 80 of the past 93 months, the labor department said.

With voters just weeks away from selecting a governor and every seat in the State Legislature, incumbents will look to benefit from an economy that has continued a lengthy, if not overwhelming, recovery from the Great Recession. It’s been a recovery that has extended to local regions, according to labor experts.

“In the past, Western New York did not really recover from recessions. This time we have,” John Slenker, a state labor market analyst for the Western New York Region, told The Spectator last month.