More county residents found jobs in March than in February with the jobless rate dropping from 4.4 percent to 4.2 percent.

In March, 14,601 county residents were employed out of a total workforce of 15,248 with 647 people continuing to look for work.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady in March at 2.9 percent. The March 2019 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Virginia was down three-tenths of a percentage point from a year ago.

Nationwide, 156,441,000 out of a total workforce of 162,823,000 were employed while 6,382,000 were looking for work in March.

A total of 4,240,848 Virginians were employed out of a total labor work force of 4,373,984 with 133,136 Virginians looking for work in March.

Most neighboring localities’ unemployment rates also dropped or either did not change from February.

Both Charlotte County’s and Danville City’s jobless rates did not change.

Charlotte County’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in March, and Danville City’s jobless rate stayed at 5.4 percent in March.

Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate decreased from 4.4 percent in February to 4.2 percent in March.

Henry County’s jobless rate fell from 3.8 percent in February to 3.7 percent in March.

Pittsylvania County’s unemployment rate dipped from 3.7 percent in February to 3.6 percent in March.

Campbell County’s jobless rate reduced from 3.5 percent in February to 3.4 percent in March.

In March, the labor force expanded for the ninth consecutive month by 5,379 or one-tenth of a percent to set a new record high of 4,360,317, as the number of unemployed increased by 2,089.

Household employment increased by 3,290 to set a new high of 4,233,641.

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate, which was unchanged at 3.8 percent.