Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino in a video release knocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for this week’s Department of Labor jobs report that showed a 0.1 percent increase in the March unemployment rate.

For Astorino, the report went to the heart of his “winning or losing” argument he’s been using on the campaign trail.

“You don’t need yesterday’s jobs numbers to understand the answer. You just have to ask your neighbors wherever you live in New York. They know and so do you probably,” Astorino says in the video.

Astorino also seized on an Empire Center analysis that showed 90 percent of the jobs created in the last month came in the downstate region.

The Department of Labor said the uptick in the unemployment rate was due in part to a “growing labor force.”

The state’s unemployment rate is at 6.9 percent, while the national rate is 6.7 percent.

The Westchester county executive also knocked Cuomo’s touting of a Tax Foundation report that was complimentary of a reduction and overhaul of the corporate tax rate, nudging New York from 50th to 48th nationally in terms of tax climate.

“Maybe his book will have a chapter on that,” Astorino says sarcastically.

Astorino on NY’s Job Growth Crisis from Rob Astorino on Vimeo.