Department of Numbers

New Hampshire Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for New Hampshire fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2021 to 2.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in New Hampshire peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in April 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
New Hampshire 2.9% -0.1 -2.6

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in New Hampshire peaked in April 2020 at 117,688. There are now 95,812 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 21,375 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 501. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 21,876 -309 -19,966

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in New Hampshire from 1990 to September 2021

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 2.9% 21,876
August 2021 5.2% 3.0% 22,185
July 2021 5.4% 2.9% 22,081
June 2021 5.9% 2.9% 21,592
May 2021 5.8% 2.9% 21,769
April 2021 6.1% 2.8% 21,375
March 2021 6.0% 3.0% 22,866
February 2021 6.2% 3.3% 24,757
January 2021 6.3% 3.6% 27,135
December 2020 6.7% 3.8% 29,220
November 2020 6.7% 4.2% 32,075
October 2020 6.9% 4.7% 36,127