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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Manchester peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 14.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in January 2021, 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
New Hampshire 3.3% -0.3 +0.7
Manchester 3.0% 0.0 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 20,500. There are now 16,977 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 February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 3,523 -22 +543

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 3.0% 3,523
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 3.0% 3,545
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 4.1% 4,857
November
2020
6.7% 4.2% 4.1% 4,889
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.2% 4,898
September
2020
7.8% 5.5% 5.8% 6,937
August
2020
8.4% 6.6% 6.5% 7,867
July
2020
10.2% 8.1% 7.9% 9,461
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 9.1% 10,677
May
2020
13.3% 13.4% 16.0% 19,045
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 17.5% 20,500

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.