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Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Rochester fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2014 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Rochester peaked in October 2009 at 6.8% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in March 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 May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
New Hampshire 4.4% 0.0 -0.8
Rochester 4.3% 0.0 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 2,097 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,598 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 24. Rochester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Rochester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Rochester 3,622 +24 -698

Number of Unemployed Persons

Rochester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Rochester
Unemployment Rate
Rochester
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 4.4%
May
2014
6.3% 4.4% 4.3% 3,622
April
2014
6.3% 4.4% 4.3% 3,598
March
2014
6.7% 4.5% 4.3% 3,635
February
2014
6.7% 4.7% 4.4% 3,719
January
2014
6.6% 4.9% 4.6% 3,837
December
2013
6.7% 5.2% 4.9% 4,085
November
2013
7.0% 5.2% 4.9% 4,118
October
2013
7.2% 5.2% 4.9% 4,156
September
2013
7.2% 5.2% 5.0% 4,190
August
2013
7.2% 5.3% 5.0% 4,219
July
2013
7.3% 5.3% 5.0% 4,244
June
2013
7.5% 5.2% 5.1% 4,273

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.