The figure last month was down 0.10 percent from February, the ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
The labour market's performance last month was "significantly" different from March 2012, when unemployment rose by 38,769, the ministry said.
On a year-on-year basis, however, the number of registered unemployed rose by 284,376, or 5.99 percent.
A total of 969,627 employment contracts were issued last month, down by 85,090, or 8.07 percent, compared to March 2012.
--IANS (Posted on 03-04-2013)