Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 2.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire peaked in April 2020 at 17.1% and is now 13.3 percentage points lower. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
New Hampshire 3.8% -0.4 +1.2

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Hampshire peaked in April 2020 at 123,131. There are now 94,986 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 28,145 -2,257 +8,228

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to November 2020

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 3.8% 28,145
October 2020 6.9% 4.2% 30,402
September 2020 7.8% 5.8% 42,584
August 2020 8.4% 6.6% 48,923
July 2020 10.2% 8.0% 58,914
June 2020 11.1% 9.2% 66,647
May 2020 13.3% 15.4% 113,019
April 2020 14.8% 17.1% 123,131
March 2020 4.4% 2.4% 18,108
February 2020 3.5% 2.6% 19,935
January 2020 3.5% 2.6% 19,940