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 March 2016 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 2.4 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 March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
New Hampshire 2.6% -0.1 -1.1

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2016

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 29,719 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 19,297 -913 -7,880

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to March 2016

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
March 2016 5.0% 2.6% 19,297
February 2016 4.9% 2.7% 20,210
January 2016 4.9% 2.9% 21,581
December 2015 5.0% 3.1% 23,013
November 2015 5.0% 3.1% 23,311
October 2015 5.0% 3.2% 23,694
September 2015 5.1% 3.3% 24,127
August 2015 5.1% 3.3% 24,606
July 2015 5.3% 3.4% 25,121
June 2015 5.3% 3.5% 25,646
May 2015 5.5% 3.5% 26,169
April 2015 5.4% 3.6% 26,685