POSTED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 11:20am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 11:22am
New Mexico - More New Mexicans were looking for work last month.
The state's jobless rate hit 8.8% in March, rising from 8.7% in February and 6.3% in March 2009.
New Mexico's unemployment rate is higher than it's been in more than 22 years, but falls below the national average.
The national unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent last month.