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 September 2014 to 4.3%. 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 October 2009 at 6.7% and is now 2.4 percentage points lower. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
New Hampshire 4.3% -0.1 -0.9

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 17,497 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 32,147 -569 -6,740

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
October 2014 5.8%
September 2014 5.9% 4.3% 32,147
August 2014 6.1% 4.4% 32,716
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