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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Manchester peaked in June 2009 at 6.6% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.0 -0.2
Manchester 2.4% -0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 June 2009 at 7,596. There are now 4,765 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,798 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 33. Manchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Manchester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 2,831 -103 -402

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2,831
January
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.5% 2,934
December
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2,798
November
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.5% 2,955
October
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.7% 3,145
September
2017
4.2% 2.6% 2.8% 3,233
August
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.6% 3,053
July
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.5% 2,969
June
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.7% 3,152
May
2017
4.3% 2.7% 2.8% 3,348
April
2017
4.4% 2.7% 2.7% 3,238

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.