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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the New Hampshire rate. The unemployment rate in Manchester peaked in April 2020 at 16.3% and is now 14.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
New Hampshire 2.3% -0.1 -1.5
Manchester 2.3% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 19,417. There are now 16,702 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 2,715 -116 -1,862

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.3% 2.3% 2,715
March
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.4% 2,831
February
2022
3.8% 2.7% 2.6% 3,045
January
2022
4.0% 2.9% 2.8% 3,329
December
2021
3.9% 3.0% 2.9% 3,390
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.8% 3,375
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.9% 3,395
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 3,541
August
2021
5.2% 3.4% 3.2% 3,745
July
2021
5.4% 3.5% 3.3% 3,978
June
2021
5.9% 3.6% 3.5% 4,203

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.