Compared to the previous month, there were 1.84 million unemployed persons, 6 thousand less than in February. Employment increased 13 thousand to 64.96 million. Labour force rose 8 thousand to 66.79 million while those detached from the labour force went down by 11 thousand to 44.24 million.
Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate rose to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent.
A year earlier, employment was at 3.2 percent.