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Manchester, New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 107,400 jobs in Manchester, New Hampshire in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 112,440 employed persons for the month. Manchester added 1,100 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,732 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Manchester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 107,400 +1,100 -10,000
CPS 112,440 +2,732 -7,847

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Manchester, New Hampshire Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Manchester 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 for Manchester, New Hampshire

CES employment for Manchester peaked in December 2019 at 118,500. Since then 11,100 jobs have been lost in Manchester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,800 in April 2020, Manchester has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,101 for Manchester in February 2020. 8,661 jobs have been lost in Manchester since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 96,347, Manchester has added 16,093 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 107,400 1,100 112,440 2,732
July 2020 106,300 2,300 109,708 2,577
June 2020 104,000 1,000 107,131 6,808
May 2020 103,000 2,200 100,323 3,976
April 2020 100,800 -15,500 96,347 -22,178
March 2020 116,300 -1,600 118,525 -2,576
February 2020 117,900 1,300 121,101 223
January 2020 116,600 -1,900 120,878 -67
December 2019 118,500 900 120,945 142
November 2019 117,600 200 120,803 154
October 2019 117,400 200 120,649 178
September 2019 117,200 -200 120,471 184