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Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rochester fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Rochester peaked in September 2009 at 6.8% and is now 2.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Rochester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
New Hampshire 4.7% -0.2 -0.7
Rochester 4.4% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 5,709. There are now 2,013 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 February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Rochester 3,696 -116 -1,111

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rochester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Rochester
Unemployment Rate
Rochester
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 4.7% 4.4% 3,696
January
2014
6.6% 4.9% 4.5% 3,812
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 4.8% 4,058
November
2013
7.0% 5.2% 4.9% 4,109
October
2013
7.2% 5.2% 4.9% 4,134
September
2013
7.2% 5.2% 4.8% 4,080
August
2013
7.2% 5.3% 4.8% 4,098
July
2013
7.3% 5.3% 4.9% 4,180
June
2013
7.5% 5.2% 5.1% 4,287
May
2013
7.5% 5.2% 5.3% 4,501
April
2013
7.5% 5.3% 5.5% 4,627
March
2013
7.5% 5.3% 5.6% 4,777

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.