New York’s unemployment stayed largely flat in March at 4.2 percent, with the state’s private-sector job count increasing by only 200.

“New York State’s economy continued to expand in March as we reached a new, all-time high private sector job count and remained at our lowest statewide unemployment rate since before the recession,” said Bohdan M. Wynnyk, Director of the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics.

The unemployment rate nationally is slightly lower, 4.1 percent.

New York City’s jobless rate also remains unchanged at 4.2 percent.

The Department of Labor in its announcement touting the jobs numbers pointed to the 8.1 million private sector jobs in the state, which it said was an all-time high.