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Monthly unemployment rate remains unchanged from October 2019

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2019 was 4.8%, remaining unchanged from October 2019 and down from 5.6% in November 2018. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 117,800 in November 2019, compared to 117,700 in October 2019. When compared to November 2018, there was an annual decrease of 17,600 in the seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed.

Summary points for November

  • In November 2019 the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3% for males, remaining unchanged from October 2019, and down from 5.6% in November 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for females was 4.2% in November 2019, down from 4.3% in October 2019, and down from 5.7% in November 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of males unemployed in November 2019 was 70,600 compared to 69,700 in October 2019. In November 2019 the seasonally adjusted number of females unemployed was 47,100 compared to 48,000 in October 2019.
  • The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for persons aged 15-24 years (youth unemployment rate) was 12.5% in November 2019 up from 12.2% in October 2019.

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