Results of the labour force survey show that there were 1.71 million unemployed in November 2016. Compared with the previous month, the number decreased by 17,000 or 0.6%. Adjusted for seasonal and irregular effects, the number of unemployed stood at 1.76 million. It was down by approximately 12,000 people from the previous month. As in October 2016, the adjusted unemployment rate stood at 4.1% in November 2016.