Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 683,000 jobs in New Hampshire in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 726,284 employed persons for the month. New Hampshire added 1,900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,623 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Hampshire job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 683,000 +1,900 +8,700
CPS 726,284 -1,623 -4,247

New Hampshire Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New Hampshire as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in New Hampshire

CES employment peaked in August 2017 for New Hampshire at 683,800. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire according to the employer survey. From a trough of 678,100 in September 2017, New Hampshire has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Hampshire reached a maximum of 732,093 in July 2017. 5,809 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 683,000 1,900 726,284 -1,623
October 2017 681,100 3,000 727,907 -2,058
September 2017 678,100 -5,700 729,965 -1,982
August 2017 683,800 3,400 731,947 -146
July 2017 680,400 3,500 732,093 261
June 2017 676,900 1,700 731,832 469
May 2017 675,200 -3,300 731,363 -173
April 2017 678,500 3,200 731,536 382
March 2017 675,300 -2,700 731,154 -229
February 2017 678,000 -2,400 731,383 -264
January 2017 680,400 6,800 731,647 846
December 2016 673,600 -700 730,801 270