Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2017 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire peaked in June 2009 at 6.6% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
New Hampshire 2.6% -0.1 -0.1

Note: All comparisons are made with December data as January state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Hampshire peaked in June 2009 at 49,016. There are now 29,489 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 19,527 -487 -988

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to December 2017

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
January 2018 4.1%
December 2017 4.1% 2.6% 19,527
November 2017 4.1% 2.7% 20,014
October 2017 4.1% 2.7% 20,137
September 2017 4.2% 2.7% 20,063
August 2017 4.4% 2.7% 20,018
July 2017 4.3% 2.8% 20,804
June 2017 4.3% 2.9% 21,665
May 2017 4.3% 2.9% 21,923
April 2017 4.4% 2.8% 21,419
March 2017 4.5% 2.8% 21,010
February 2017 4.7% 2.7% 20,629