Tasmanian employment is within spitting distance of an all-time record as the state continues to bounce back from the coronavirus recession.
A net 400 Tasmanians gained jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.
That took total employment to a 261,600, only 100 short of the record set in February last year, just before the crash.
The March numbers were the last set of monthly figures with the federal JobKeeper subsidy in place.
The ABS expects job losses resulting from the end of the subsidy to start washing into the April and May figures, to be released in coming months.
Employment was up up by 2800 since March 2020, when the economic crash started amid lockdowns and movement restrictions.
Employment plunged to 239,700 in May, before rebounding, dipping and starting the current run of growth in November.
Male employment increased by 1700 in March to a record 138,300.
The previous monthly peak for male employment was in 2008, before the Global Financial Crisis hit the state.
Employed females decreased by 1300 to 123,300 in March, the ABS estimated.
Female employment was still up by 10,600 since its trough in May.
Full-time jobs performed well.
Full-time employment grew by 800 to 161,900 in March.
That was the highest number since 2009 and was up by 11,600 since May.
The number of Tasmanians classed as technically unemployed increased by 800 to 16,400, while the unemployment rate increased from 5.7 per cent to 5.9 per cent.
That was largely because more Tasmanians were looking for work.
The participation rate and labour force (employed people plus technically unemployed people) both increased.
The labour force grew by 1200.
"There are now 2800 more Tasmanian jobs, 6100 more full-time jobs and 800 more women employed than this time last year," Finance Minister Michael Ferguson said.
"At the same time, our participation rate continues to grow as growth in job vacancies in Tasmania is the highest of any state and jobseeker confidence increases."
National employment increased by 70,700 people in March.
The national unemployment rate dropped from 5.8 per cent to 5.6 per cent.