In June, there were 133,603 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 6,175 less persons than in the prior month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment decreased by 5,524 persons (-4.0 percent).
The number of jobseekers reached 196,896, a drop of 5,523 persons compared with May while it decreased by 4,235 compared with the same period last year.
Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) fell 848 persons to 14,108. Compared to June 2016, this represents a decrease of 1,683 people (-10.7 percent).
Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.2 percent, the same as the prior two months.