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 January 2017 to 2.7%. The state unemployment rate was 2.1 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 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in December 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% +0.1 -0.1
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 -0.1

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 28,781 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 20,235 -280 -896

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
February 2017 4.7%
January 2017 4.8% 2.7% 20,235
December 2016 4.7% 2.7% 20,515
November 2016 4.6% 2.8% 20,698
October 2016 4.8% 2.8% 20,921
September 2016 4.9% 2.8% 21,162
August 2016 4.9% 2.9% 21,403
July 2016 4.9% 2.9% 21,568
June 2016 4.9% 2.9% 21,572
May 2016 4.7% 2.9% 21,401
April 2016 5.0% 2.8% 21,145
March 2016 5.0% 2.8% 20,939