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 August 2014 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 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 2.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
New Hampshire 4.4% 0.0 -0.9

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 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 16,921 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 32,473 in June 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 250. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 32,723 -54 -6,273

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
August 2014 6.1% 4.4% 32,723
July 2014 6.2% 4.4% 32,777
June 2014 6.1% 4.4% 32,473
May 2014 6.3% 4.4% 32,786
April 2014 6.3% 4.4% 32,737
March 2014 6.7% 4.5% 33,898
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