Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.2%. The state unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 14.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.0% in June 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
New Hampshire 2.2% +0.2 -1.0

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Hampshire peaked in April 2020 at 120,516. There are now 103,908 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 15,002 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,606. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 16,608 +1,066 -7,646

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to September 2022

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.2% 16,608
August 2022 3.7% 2.0% 15,542
July 2022 3.5% 2.0% 15,002
June 2022 3.6% 2.0% 15,541
May 2022 3.6% 2.1% 16,277
April 2022 3.6% 2.3% 17,496
March 2022 3.6% 2.4% 18,586
February 2022 3.8% 2.7% 20,472
January 2022 4.0% 2.9% 22,154
December 2021 3.9% 3.0% 22,518
November 2021 4.2% 3.0% 22,776