The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 129,400, down from 134,200 when compared to August figure and a decrease of 25,700 when compared to August last year.
The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.7 percent, down from 5.8 percent in August and compared to 6.9 percent a year earlier; while for females it decreased to 5.1 percent from 5.4 percent in the previous month and 6.3 percent in August of 2017. The number of males unemployed decreased by 1,800 from the previous month to 73,200 and the number of females declined by 3,000 to 56,200.
The youth unemployment rate fell to 12.9 percent in August from 13.9 percent in the prior month. It was the lowest jobless rate since June of 2008.
Unemployment has fallen sharply since the jobless rate hit a high of 16 percent in early 2012.