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 February 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. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
New Hampshire 3.9% -0.1 -0.7

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 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 19,746 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 29,270 -156 -4,747

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
March 2015 5.5%
February 2015 5.5% 3.9% 29,270
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
April 2014 6.2% 4.5% 33,172