The figure represents an unemployment rate of 2.7%, which is the highest level for 17 years. (We can only dream!)
The last time unemployment figures on the island were higher, was in August 1996, when the figure reached 1,211.
During March more than 200 additional people signed on despite the availability of 247 jobs.
The latest figures (October -December 2012) from the Office of National Statistics show UK unemployment to stand at 7.8%.