Compared to the previous month, there were 1.88 million unemployed persons, 2 thousand more than in August. Employment declined by 15 thousand to 65.50 million, after rising by 20 thousand in a month earlier. The labour force fell by 13 thousand to 67.38 million while those detached from the labour force went up by 14 thousand to 43.65 million.
Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate increased to 5.1 percent from 4.8 percent in August.
A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.0 percent.