The state's unemployment rate is 0.4 percentage points higher than the national unemployment rate reported for March 2017, which decreased to 4.5 percent.
The number of employed workers increased by 19,093, as the labor force grew by 9,627 to 5,020,332.
"The month's drop in the unemployment rate came about because more people entered the labor force looking for work, and majority found it", Fitzgerald Washington, Alabama Department of Labor Secretary, said in a written statement.
The agency says government, manufacturing and professional and business services enjoyed strong job growth last month.
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In March, the national jobless rate was 4.5 percent, down from 4.7 percent in February.
Lawrence County's jobless rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than it was a year ago.
Charleston continued to show some of the fastest growth in the state, adding jobs at a 3.3 percent clip over the year.
The biggest decrease during the month came in the trade and transportation sector, which fell 5,000 jobs to 665,600.
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The release stated that private sector jobs had expanded with an over-the-year gain of about 46,200 jobs, while the public sector recorded an over-the-year loss of around 400 jobs. Construction, however, saw another 1,800 jobs between March 2016 and March 2017 including 500 jobs between February and March of 2017.
"This pace of job growth over a decade is pretty much impossible to envision", said Gould.
"The labor force participation rate continues to go up". Other services lost 1,300 jobs.
Kentucky's statewide unemployment rate and employment levels are seasonally adjusted. Six of the eleven super-sectors declined from February, with the largest drop in leisure & hospitality (minus-8,200).
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