Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire fell 0.0 percentage points in March 2015 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 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 2.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in February 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% 0.0 -1.1
New Hampshire 3.9% 0.0 -0.6

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2015

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 20,073 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 28,943 -347 -4,630

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to March 2015

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
April 2015 5.4%
March 2015 5.5% 3.9% 28,943
February 2015 5.5% 3.9% 29,290
January 2015 5.7% 4.0% 29,426
December 2014 5.6% 4.0% 29,613
November 2014 5.8% 4.0% 29,854
October 2014 5.7% 4.1% 30,192
September 2014 5.9% 4.1% 30,603
August 2014 6.1% 4.2% 31,089
July 2014 6.2% 4.3% 31,647
June 2014 6.1% 4.3% 32,220
May 2014 6.3% 4.4% 32,735