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 July 2019 to 2.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.2 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 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
New Hampshire 2.5% 0.0 0.0

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 29,630 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 18,263 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 822. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 19,085 +142 -48

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
August 2019 3.7%
July 2019 3.7% 2.5% 19,085
June 2019 3.7% 2.5% 18,943
May 2019 3.6% 2.4% 18,808
April 2019 3.6% 2.4% 18,527
March 2019 3.8% 2.4% 18,318
February 2019 3.8% 2.4% 18,263
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