Department of Numbers

NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rochester fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2014 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Rochester peaked in October 2009 at 6.8% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in November 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Rochester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
New Hampshire 4.0% 0.0 -0.7
Rochester 3.8% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Rochester, New Hampshire, National

Rochester, New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Rochester, New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Rochester peaked in January 2010 at 5,719. There are now 2,557 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Rochester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rochester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Rochester 3,162 -48 -923

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rochester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Rochester
Unemployment Rate
Rochester
Unemployed
February
2015
5.5% 3.9%
January
2015
5.7% 4.0%
December
2014
5.6% 4.0% 3.8% 3,162
November
2014
5.8% 4.0% 3.8% 3,210
October
2014
5.7% 4.1% 3.9% 3,251
September
2014
5.9% 4.1% 4.0% 3,377
August
2014
6.1% 4.2% 4.1% 3,433
July
2014
6.2% 4.3% 4.1% 3,482
June
2014
6.1% 4.3% 4.2% 3,516
May
2014
6.3% 4.4% 4.3% 3,626
April
2014
6.2% 4.5% 4.3% 3,598
March
2014
6.6% 4.5% 4.3% 3,635

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.