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Manchester, New Hampshire Job Growth

There were 109,300 jobs in Manchester, New Hampshire in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,396 employed persons for the month. Manchester added 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Manchester job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,300 +400 -7,800
CPS 115,396 +127 -5,705

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 March 2019 at 117,400. Since then 8,100 jobs have been lost in Manchester according to the employer survey. From a trough of 96,600 in April 2020, Manchester has gained 12,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 121,101 for Manchester in February 2020. 5,705 jobs have been lost in Manchester since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 96,347, Manchester has added 19,049 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Manchester, New Hampshire Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 109,300 400 115,396 127
January 2021 108,900 1,400 115,269 221
December 2020 107,500 -600 115,048 -708
November 2020 108,100 100 115,756 3,984
October 2020 108,000 -400 111,772 115
September 2020 108,400 400 111,657 -689
August 2020 108,000 2,400 112,346 2,638
July 2020 105,600 2,400 109,708 2,577
June 2020 103,200 4,100 107,131 6,808
May 2020 99,100 2,500 100,323 3,976
April 2020 96,600 -18,100 96,347 -22,178
March 2020 114,700 -2,400 118,525 -2,576