Mortgage jobs stayed above 500,000 in March.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 504,400 people working in mortgage-related positions, down from 504,800 in February. In March 2005, the number was 481,100.
The latest figure included 360,700 "real estate credit" jobs and 143,700 "mortgage and nonmortgage loans brokers."
April unemployment was unchanged from the prior month at 4.7%, the bureau, a division of the Department of Labor, reported.
May figures, likely to be announced in early July, will reflect the recent 3,800 layoffs at Ameriquest.