The unemployment rate in New York increased last month despite a hike in the overall number of private-sector jobs in the last 12 months, the Department of Labor said on Thursday.

New York’s unemployment in September rose to 4.9 percent, up from 4.8 percent in August, growing from 4.7 percent in July.

New York’s private-sector job count grew by 1.1 percent, or 84,400 jobs, year over year.

“Despite today’s preliminary job report, when looking over the past year, New York State’s economy has added more than 84,000 private sector jobs and experienced historically low statewide unemployment rates,” said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, Director of the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics.

The national unemployment rate is 4.2 percent.