Compared to the previous month, there were 1.85 million unemployed persons, 20 thousand less than in October. Employment increased by 140 thousand to 65.58 million, after declining by 60 thousand in a month earlier. The labour force rose by 130 thousand to 67.45 million while those detached from the labour force went down by 110 thousand to 43.57 million.
Among people aged 15 to 24 years old, the jobless rate decreased to 4.1 percent from 4.5 percent in October.
A year earlier, unemployment was higher at 3.1 percent.