The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 126,900 in September, a decline of 600 from August’s 127,500. When compared to September 2018, there was an annual decrease of 7,500 from 134,400.
The unemployment rate for males was recorded at 5.5 percent, the same as in the prior month and down from 5.6 percent in September 2018; while that for females was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August, and down from 5.6 percent in September 2018. The number of males unemployed decreased by 1,200 from the previous month to 72,400, and that for females fell by 1,900 to 54,200.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years, youth unemployment rate, was 14.8 percent in August, remaining unchanged from August.