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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 2.4%. 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 4.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
New Hampshire 2.5% 0.0 0.0
Manchester 2.4% +0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 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 August 2009 at 7,593. There are now 4,711 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,723 in February 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 159. Manchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Manchester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 2,882 +40 +82

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.4% 2,882
July
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.3% 2,842
June
2019
3.7% 2.5% 2.3% 2,827
May
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 2,813
April
2019
3.6% 2.4% 2.3% 2,763
March
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2,733
February
2019
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2,723
January
2019
4.0% 2.4% 2.3% 2,737
December
2018
3.9% 2.4% 2.3% 2,749
November
2018
3.7% 2.4% 2.3% 2,744
October
2018
3.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2,743

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.