Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 631,000 jobs in New Hampshire in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 689,753 employed persons for the month. New Hampshire added 10,700 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,270 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Hampshire job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 631,000 +10,700 -55,200
CPS 689,753 +14,270 -65,968

New Hampshire Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for New Hampshire as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in New Hampshire

CES employment peaked in January 2020 for New Hampshire at 691,000. Since then 60,000 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire according to the employer survey. From a trough of 572,000 in April 2020, New Hampshire has gained 59,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Hampshire reached a maximum of 759,597 in February 2020. 69,844 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 596,312, New Hampshire has added 93,441 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 631,000 10,700 689,753 14,270
July 2020 620,300 12,400 675,483 18,111
June 2020 607,900 22,500 657,372 36,255
May 2020 585,400 13,400 621,117 24,805
April 2020 572,000 -108,300 596,312 -151,667
March 2020 680,300 -10,000 747,979 -11,618
February 2020 690,300 -700 759,597 1,335
January 2020 691,000 5,400 758,262 1,578
December 2019 685,600 3,900 756,684 -108
November 2019 681,700 -2,600 756,792 -79
October 2019 684,300 -1,300 756,871 415
September 2019 685,600 -600 756,456 735