New numbers from the labor department show the Rochester region continues to lead upstate in job growth.
According to a new report, Rochester added more than 10,700 jobs from from May 2011 to May 2012.
Syracuse added 4,300 jobs. While the Buffalo-Niagara region added 2,300 jobs.
Professional and business services, health and education plus leisure and hospitality were the big job creators state-wide in May.
The Rochester region is a leader when it comes to creating jobs. Almost 11,000 year to year and people say that's a good sign for the local economy.
"Every job is a good job," Rochester resident Gerald Ginsberg said. "One more job is a good job for somebody. I think Rochester has a lot of very resourceful people. I'm not one of them. I am impressed, you know the number of small start up companies that came out of the Kodak layoffs is impressive. I think we are a very resourceful community."
City residents say their happy to see that Rochester continues to lead the way in job creation. But they are hoping the city is making good paying jobs that will truly help families in the long run.
The state unemployment rate went up slightly in may to 8.6 percent - it was 8.5 percent in April. Experts say that's actually a good thing because it shows more people are entering the job market.