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 December 2015 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.9 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 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
New Hampshire 3.1% -0.1 -0.9

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 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 25,876 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 23,140 -786 -6,473

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
January 2016 4.9%
December 2015 5.0% 3.1% 23,140
November 2015 5.0% 3.2% 23,926
October 2015 5.0% 3.3% 24,438
September 2015 5.1% 3.4% 25,302
August 2015 5.1% 3.6% 26,781
July 2015 5.3% 3.7% 27,912
June 2015 5.3% 3.8% 28,246
May 2015 5.5% 3.8% 28,692
April 2015 5.4% 3.8% 28,707
March 2015 5.5% 3.9% 28,957
February 2015 5.5% 3.9% 29,290