Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed decreased by 0.6 percent to 0.98 million and the number of employed rose by 0.3 percent to 3.80 million.
A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 23.2 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell by 12.1 percent while employment grew by 2.9 percent.
The 15-24 age group recorded the highest unemployment rate (39.5 percent from 45.0 percent in September of 2016), followed by the 25-34 age group (24.2 percent from 29.9 percent), the 35-44 age group (18.8 percent from 19.0 percent), the 55-64 age group (17.8 percent from 18.2 percent), the 45-54 age group (16.4 percent from 18.9 percent), and the 65-74 age group (11.2 percent from 14.3 percent).
The unemployment rate among women decreased 25.3 percent in September from 27.6 percent a year earlier, while among men it fell to 16.8 percent from 19.6 percent.
Among the country's regions, the highest unemployment rates were reported for Epirus-Western Macedonia (25.6 percent), followed by Macedonia-Thrace (21.8 percent) and Attica (21.2 percent); while Crete recorded the lowest rate (14.6 percent).