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 April 2022 to 2.3%. 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 13.9 percentage points lower. You can also see New Hampshire unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Hampshire 2.3% -0.1 -1.5

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

Unemployment Rate: New Hampshire, National

New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 103,014 fewer people unemployed in the state. New Hampshire job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
New Hampshire 17,502 -1,084 -11,164

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 2.3% 17,502
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
October 2021 4.6% 3.1% 23,325
September 2021 4.7% 3.2% 24,254
August 2021 5.2% 3.4% 25,384
July 2021 5.4% 3.5% 26,363
June 2021 5.9% 3.6% 27,303