Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 657,100 jobs in New Hampshire in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 735,179 employed persons for the month. New Hampshire lost 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 706 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is New Hampshire job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 657,100 -200 +67,300
CPS 735,179 -706 +70,971

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 February 2020 for New Hampshire at 689,000. Since then 31,900 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire according to the employer survey. From a trough of 572,600 in April 2020, New Hampshire has gained 84,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in New Hampshire reached a maximum of 756,989 in November 2019. 21,810 jobs have been lost in New Hampshire since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 617,342, New Hampshire has added 117,837 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 657,100 -200 735,179 -706
April 2021 657,300 -400 735,885 -576
March 2021 657,700 4,900 736,461 -48
February 2021 652,800 4,500 736,509 712
January 2021 648,300 9,000 735,797 1,623
December 2020 639,300 -5,500 734,174 4,086
November 2020 644,800 2,100 730,088 4,836
October 2020 642,700 -3,300 725,252 6,444
September 2020 646,000 9,300 718,808 9,020
August 2020 636,700 12,400 709,788 12,171
July 2020 624,300 13,700 697,617 15,335
June 2020 610,600 20,800 682,282 18,074