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Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Manchester fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.3%. 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 January 2010 at 6.7% and is now 4.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Manchester unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
New Hampshire 2.6% -0.1 0.0
Manchester 2.3% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 4,862 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 October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Manchester 2,734 -149 -247

Number of Unemployed Persons

Manchester, New Hampshire Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
New Hampshire
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployment Rate
Manchester
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 2,734
September
2018
3.7% 2.7% 2.4% 2,883
August
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.5% 3,026
July
2018
3.9% 2.7% 2.5% 3,019
June
2018
4.0% 2.7% 2.5% 2,958
May
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.6% 3,094
April
2018
3.9% 2.6% 2.7% 3,162
March
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.5% 2,914
February
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2,851
January
2018
4.1% 2.6% 2.5% 2,903
December
2017
4.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2,800

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.