For the first time since 2009, the unemployment rate in California has fallen below 10 percent.
Employers in Los Angeles County were among the factors behind the highest increase in job growth in the country.
Any individuals on the Fed-Ed extension and still unemployed after this week will no longer be eligible to receive those benefits even if they have remaining balance.
Federal long-term benefits for the chronically unemployed workers are set to expire Saturday for 93,000 Californians.
Unemployment in Los Angeles County during March stayed at 11.8 percent, the state Employment Development Department announced Friday, the same rate as February.
A 43-year-old Riverside County woman has been charged with defrauding the State of California and Employment Development Department (EDD) for nearly $300,000, according to authorities.
The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County edged up to 13 percent in December, up from a revised 12.8 percent in November, the state Economic Development Department reported Friday.