Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 674,700 jobs in New Hampshire in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 731,365 employed persons for the month. New Hampshire lost 3,800 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Hampshire job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 674,700 -3,800 +9,500
CPS 731,365 -171 +5,299

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 January 2017 for New Hampshire at 680,400. Since then 5,700 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in New Hampshire reached a maximum of 731,647 in January 2017. 282 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire since then according to the household survey. From a March 2017 low of 731,154, New Hampshire has added 211 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 674,700 -3,800 731,365 -171
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
November 2016 674,300 0 730,531 463
October 2016 674,300 4,300 730,068 636
September 2016 670,000 -300 729,432 827
August 2016 670,300 2,300 728,605 934
July 2016 668,000 1,800 727,671 881
June 2016 666,200 1,000 726,790 724