Results of the labour force survey show that 1.87 million people were unemployed in February 2017. Compared with the previous month, the number increased by 125,000 or 7.5%. Adjusted for seasonal and irregular effects, the number of unemployed stood at 1.68 million. It was down by approximately 3,000 people from the previous month. The adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9% in February 2017.