The county's unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in March, according to the state Employment Development Department. The county gained 9300 jobs between February and March.
Leisure and hospitality jobs rose by 3000 in the month. The big gainer in that category was the advance in food services and drinking places. Shouts of "bottoms up!" are gaining volume, seemingly. Construction jobs were the only decliners, with a drop of 300.
The county gained 39,700 jobs from March of last year to March of this year.