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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 1.4 percentage points in August 2020 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Manchester peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
New Hampshire 6.6% -1.4 +4.0
Manchester 6.5% -1.4 +4.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Manchester, New Hampshire, National

Manchester, New Hampshire monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Manchester peaked in April 2020 at 20,500. There are now 12,740 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Manchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Manchester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 7,760 -1,701 +4,788

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9% 6.0%
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 6.5% 7,760
July
2020
10.2% 8.0% 7.9% 9,461
June
2020
11.1% 9.2% 9.1% 10,677
May
2020
13.3% 15.4% 16.0% 19,045
April
2020
14.7% 17.1% 17.5% 20,500
March
2020
4.4% 2.4% 2.2% 2,675
February
2020
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,980
January
2020
3.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2,985
December
2019
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,983
November
2019
3.5% 2.6% 2.4% 2,981
October
2019
3.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2,979

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.