Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 7.3 percent from February to March, a state monthly employment report shows.
These jobless figures have not been since September 2008.
But while the percentage stayed flat, the numbers going into the calculation did see some change.
“This month was an interesting month," said state Director of Economic Analysis Aruna Murthy. "We had our labor force go up because both our number of employed went up about 22,000 and the number of unemployed went up by about 1,256.”
All but two sectors gained jobs in March: professional and business services added 7,300 positions, while leisure and hospitality added 5,400.
Losses came in the government and financial activities sectors, as most lost jobs were in either local government or real estate.
In March of last year, the unemployment rate was at 8 percent.
Arizona has added about 47,400 jobs.