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Labor Force and Unemployment

Unemployment News Release
Monthly release of statewide seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted estimates of the number employed and the number unemployed in the state. The state unemployment rate is then calculated based on these numbers.

 

Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)
Monthly estimated labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for the United States, New Hampshire, and substate regions.

 

Annual Benchmark Revisions of Employment and Unemployment Statistics

Updated 2013 estimates for New Hampshire statewide labor force statistics, including the annual unemployment rate.

Benchmarking pdf file is the process of re-estimating statistics as more complete data become available. The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program benchmarks prior years’ estimates annually.

Annual revisions of LAUS estimates primarily reflect updated population demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Trends in revised employment data from the CES and QCEW programs and updated information regarding those filing for unemployment insurance benefits are also incorporated into the annual LAUS revisions.

  • 1976-2013 Statewide Benchmarked Unemployment Estimates
    Based on the revised Seasonal Adjustment Methodology implemented in January 2010, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the years 1976 through the present
    Seasonally Adjusted Excel file pdf file | Not Seasonally Adjusted Excel file pdf file (updated 2/28/14)

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization
Based on Current Population Survey data, these measures have been developed to address additional issues such as discouraged workers and involuntary part-time workers.

Unemployment Rates by State in Rank Order pdf file (11/21/14) | Chart: Unemployment Rates by State


Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates

In June 2011 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program began publishing seasonally adjusted civilian labor force and unemployment estimates for all metropolitan areas and metropolitan divisions. The file provided here contains seasonally adjusted estimates from January 2000 forward for the Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division; Manchester, NH MetroNECTA; Portsmouth, NH-ME MetroNECTA; and Rochester-Dover, NH-ME MetroNECTA. Not seasonally adjusted estimates for these areas will continue to be published by the New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau in the monthly Local Area Unemployment Statistics Report.
Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Areas Excel file | pdf file (10/29/14)

LAUS Release Schedule pdf file

 

Mass Layoff Statistics
A Federal-State cooperative effort which uses a standardized approach to identify, describe, and track the effects of major job cutbacks. Information is collected for establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a consecutive 5-week period to determine the duration, total number of persons separated, the reasons for these separations, and recall expectations. This information is used to analyze economic trends and to aid in the development of programs that may benefit those workers who are displaced from their employment.
New Hampshire Mass Layoffs for 2012 pdf file

 

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