Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.4%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire peaked in May 2009 at 6.5% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
New Hampshire 2.4% 0.0 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2019

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Hampshire peaked in June 2009 at 48,715. There are now 30,472 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 18,243 -71 -1,942

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to February 2019

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
February 2019 3.8% 2.4% 18,243
January 2019 4.0% 2.4% 18,314
December 2018 3.9% 2.4% 18,377
November 2018 3.7% 2.4% 18,333
October 2018 3.8% 2.4% 18,322
September 2018 3.7% 2.4% 18,495
August 2018 3.8% 2.5% 18,778
July 2018 3.9% 2.5% 19,133
June 2018 4.0% 2.6% 19,493
May 2018 3.8% 2.6% 19,789
April 2018 3.9% 2.6% 20,005
March 2018 4.0% 2.6% 20,128