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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Manchester peaked in June 2009 at 6.6% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 -0.1
Manchester 2.5% -0.2 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Manchester, New Hampshire, National

Manchester, New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Manchester peaked in June 2009 at 7,596. There are now 4,631 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Manchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Manchester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 2,965 -180 -166

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.7% 2.5% 2,965
October
2017
4.1% 2.7% 2.7% 3,145
September
2017
4.2% 2.7% 2.8% 3,233
August
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.6% 3,053
July
2017
4.3% 2.8% 2.5% 2,969
June
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.7% 3,152
May
2017
4.3% 2.9% 2.8% 3,348
April
2017
4.4% 2.8% 2.7% 3,238
March
2017
4.5% 2.8% 2.7% 3,188
February
2017
4.7% 2.7% 2.8% 3,233
January
2017
4.8% 2.7% 2.6% 3,085

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.