The jobless rate declined to 9.4% in April from 10% in March.
The number of unemployed persons decreased to 521,000 in April from 549,300 in the previous month.
The youth unemployment rate, which is applied to the 15-24 age group, rose to 31.2% in April from 28.3% in the prior month.
The employment rate increased to 66.8% in April from 65.8% in March.
The number of employed persons was 5.009 million. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate was 9.1% in April.