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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Manchester peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 13.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
New Hampshire 2.9% 0.0 -5.2
Manchester 3.1% +0.1 -5.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 19,082. There are now 15,476 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,959 in May 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 647. Manchester employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Manchester, New Hampshire) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 3,606 +69 -6,267

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 2.9% 3.1% 3,606
June
2021
5.9% 2.9% 3.0% 3,537
May
2021
5.8% 2.9% 2.5% 2,959
April
2021
6.1% 2.8% 2.5% 3,008
March
2021
6.0% 3.0% 2.5% 3,040
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 2.6% 3,101
January
2021
6.3% 3.6% 3.5% 4,241
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 3.7% 4,534
November
2020
6.7% 4.2% 4.2% 5,020
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.7% 5,690
September
2020
7.8% 5.5% 5.8% 6,985

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.