The number of persons unemployed was 131,300 in October 2017, down from 133,100 in September 2017 and a decrease of 26,800 when compared to October 2016.
The unemployment rate was 6.7 percent for males, down from 6.8 percent in September and 8.1 percent in October 2016. There were 80,300 unemployed males, down from 82,000 in September. For females, the unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, unchanged from September and down from 6.1 percent a year earlier. The number of females unemployed was 51,000, a decrease of 100 when compared to September.
The youth unemployment rate was 14 percent in October, a decrease from 14.7 percent in September.