State jobless rate drops below 4 percent

The national unemployment rate was 4.5 percent this March and 3.3 percent in the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett area.

"Massachusetts continues to experience low levels of unemployment", said Ronald L. Walker II, the state's secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.

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The report shows the state added 500 private-sector jobs between February and March.

The agency says government, manufacturing and professional and business services enjoyed strong job growth last month.

In 2016, 13.14 million jobs were created throughout the nation, and the registered urban jobless rate stood at 4.02 percent at the end of past year. The financial activities sector experienced the biggest gains, adding 2,500 jobs over the month. The job gains were offset somewhat by losses in government, 1,800; other services, such as fix and maintenance, 1,000; and manufacturing, 800.

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Labor Force participation rate: This is a related statistic to the labor force.

Rounding out the current list of job-losers is Lake and Kenosha counties on the Illinois-Wisconsin border, that saw a decline of 0.9 percent.

Civilian labor force statistics include nonmilitary workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are actively seeking work. Over the year, Construction has added 4,100 (+2.8%) jobs. Over the year, Education and Health Services gained 19,700 (+2.5%) jobs. A year ago in March, the figure was at 5.5 percent. Over the year, Manufacturing lost 3,100 (-1.3%) jobs.

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Leisure and hospitality (+13,000 jobs).

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