Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2014 to 4.5%. The state unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire peaked in October 2009 at 6.7% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
New Hampshire 4.5% -0.2 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Hampshire peaked in December 2009 at 49,644. There are now 15,740 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 33,904 -1,253 -5,629

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to March 2014

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 4.5% 33,904
February 2014 6.7% 4.7% 35,157
January 2014 6.6% 4.9% 36,561
December 2013 6.7% 5.2% 38,195
November 2013 7.0% 5.2% 38,451
October 2013 7.2% 5.2% 38,687
September 2013 7.2% 5.2% 38,887
August 2013 7.2% 5.3% 38,996
July 2013 7.3% 5.3% 38,925
June 2013 7.5% 5.2% 38,762
May 2013 7.5% 5.2% 38,759
April 2013 7.5% 5.3% 39,026
March 2013 7.5% 5.3% 39,533