New York’s economy added 36,200 jobs in July keeping the state’s unemployment rate flat at 4.7 percent, just below the national average, according to the Department of Labor.

“This represents the state’s largest monthly private sector job gain since September 2013,” the state Labor Department said in a statement. “Since the beginning of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration, New York State’s economy has added 857,600 private sector jobs and experienced employment growth in 58 of the past 67 months.”

But it’s not all good news when considering the strength of parts of the upstate economy, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Reserve bank president and CEO William Dudley on Thursday gave a less rosy assessment of the economy in areas like Binghamton, Utica and central New York.

Dudley in a speech assessing the regional economy said economic growth “has generally been modest” outside of New York City, with much of the job increases running well below the rest of the nation.

He did note the Buffalo and Capital Region area economies have seen gains.

“However, not all parts of upstate New York are seeing the same degree of economic progress,” he said. “There has been little to no growth in the center of the state, and Utica and Binghamton continue to see employment declines. Binghamton stands out as being particularly challenged, as its economy has yet to see any meaningful recovery from the Great Recession. Steep manufacturing job losses have weighed heavily on the area, though these losses appear to be nearing an end.”

Dudley did single out the role played by the state university in Binghamton, which has boosted the region’s economy.

“And, like many places dealing with steep manufacturing job losses, there is a large swath of displaced workers that need assistance returning to the labor market. This has proved challenging and remains a priority,” he said.

The numbers drawn out by the Empire Center tell a similar story for swaths of upstate New York:

“The largest percentage increases were in the small volatile metro areas of Ithaca, which is heavily dependent on college and university jobs; Watertown-Ft. Drum, whose economy is dominated by the ripple effects of military postings and spending; and Kingston, where healthcare, banking and tourism are large employers,” E.J. McMahon wrote on the center’s Torch blog.

The state government has sought to invest heavily in economic development efforts over the last several years, with hundreds of millions of dollars being injected into western New York especially. At the same time, a program designed to offer a decade of tax-free operations for companies that come to New York and grow jobs has been questioned for the slow pace of job creation.