Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed persons fell 0.6 percent to 1.55 million from 1.56 million, while employment edged up 0.1 percent to 41.60 million people from 41.56 million.
Compared with October 2016, unemployment dropped 9.9 percent from 1.72 million people while employment rose 0.9 percent from 41.23 million people.
Youth unemployment rate came in at 6.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month and compared with 6.9 percent a year earlier.
Separate data from the Labour Office showed the number of unemployed persons fell by 18 thousand to 2.476 million in November 2017. The adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent, the lowest level since German reunification in 1990.