ATLANTA — State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said this week that Georgia set another record in March for total jobs in the state. Butler also noted that March preliminary numbers showed:

— Unemployment held steady;

— Unemployment claims fell sharply;

— Annual numbers for labor force and employed both grew.

“The state continues to create jobs at an impressive pace,” Butler said. “We added more than 80,000 over the past 12 months. The March numbers were strong as well.”

Nationally, the unemployment rate stayed at 3.8 percent in March. Georgia’s rate remained at 3.9 percent. A year ago, Georgia’s unemployment rate sat at 4.2 percent.

Meanwhile, Georgia added another

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