Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 700,500 jobs in New Hampshire in March 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 749,106 employed persons for the month. New Hampshire added 1,300 jobs in March 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 195 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Hampshire job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 700,500 +1,300 +16,500
CPS 749,106 -195 +2,161

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 2023 for New Hampshire at 700,900. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire according to the employer survey. From a trough of 699,200 in February 2023, New Hampshire has gained 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Hampshire reached a maximum of 764,300 in November 2019. 15,194 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 628,133, New Hampshire has added 120,973 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2023

New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2023 700,500 1,300 749,106 -195
February 2023 699,200 -1,700 749,301 720
January 2023 700,900 6,900 748,581 1,395
December 2022 694,000 100 747,186 246
November 2022 693,900 3,400 746,940 16
October 2022 690,500 -200 746,924 -599
September 2022 690,700 1,400 747,523 -1,038
August 2022 689,300 1,700 748,561 -1,212
July 2022 687,600 4,000 749,773 -783
June 2022 683,600 -400 750,556 202
May 2022 684,000 -1,300 750,354 1,264
April 2022 685,300 1,300 749,090 2,145