The number of unemployed people was registered at 3.25 million, down by 0.2 percent from the previous month but up by 6.4 percent over a year ago.
Youth unemployment rate (aged 15-24) was recorded at 42.7 percent, unchanged from the previous month and up by 3.1 percentage points from a year earlier.
In March, a total of 22.36 million persons were employed, up by 0.3 percent compared with February. The employment rate rose 0.2 percentage points over a month earlier to 55.6 percent.
The inactivity rate fell slightly to 36.2 percent from 36.4 percent in February.