- State added 1,500 jobs last month; posted 2.5% job loss last 12 months, equaling the U.S. rate.
- State unemployment rate held at 9.5%; first time since March 2008 that rate has not increased. Mass. rate remains just below the U.S. rate of 9.7%.
- Four of 12 regions added jobs last month; all 12 regions shed jobs year-over-year.
- Education and Health Services, Other Services, and Construction posted monthly job gains.
Click here to view the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update.