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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 2.3%. 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 January 2010 at 6.7% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in October 2018, 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
New Hampshire 2.4% 0.0 -0.3
Manchester 2.3% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 4,786 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,706 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 104. Manchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Manchester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 2,810 +6 -41

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.4%
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2,810
January
2019
4.0% 2.4% 2.3% 2,804
December
2018
3.9% 2.4% 2.3% 2,712
November
2018
3.7% 2.4% 2.3% 2,706
October
2018
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2,733
September
2018
3.7% 2.4% 2.4% 2,883
August
2018
3.8% 2.5% 2.5% 3,026
July
2018
3.9% 2.5% 2.5% 3,019
June
2018
4.0% 2.6% 2.5% 2,958
May
2018
3.8% 2.6% 2.6% 3,094
April
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.7% 3,162

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.