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Unemployment Rates

  Dec-21 Nov-21 Dec-20
New Hampshire
  SA 2.6% 2.7% 3.8%
  NSA 2.2% 2.1% 3.7%
United States
  SA 3.9% 4.2% 6.7%
  NSA 3.7% 3.7%


SA = Seasonally Adjusted
NSA = Not Seasonally Adjusted

Unemployment Claims

December 2021

Initial Claims 3,065
Continued Weeks Claimed 10,098
Average payment for a week of unemployment $302.79

Latest Data

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Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau

All unemployment claims related questions should be directed to unemploymentbenefits.nh.gov, or call the
Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700.

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New Hampshire Economic Conditions
A monthly publication which highlights economic developments affecting the state

Job Openings and Labor Turnover in New Hampshire

occupational employment and wages

New Hampshire Occupational Employment
& Wages

This publication contains wage and employment estimates for roughly 600 occupations in
New Hampshire. Data tables include job title, SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code, estimated employment, entry level wage, mean (average) wage, median wage, and experienced wage.

Economic Analysis Report

Reviving New Hampshire Workforce – 2021 Economic Analysis Report

This report evaluates the status of New Hampshire’s labor market – more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. New Hampshire’s unemployment rate returned quickly to a pre-pandemic level, reflecting a tight labor market, in part due to a lower labor participation rate. Demographic aspects such gender and age were assessed to show the changing nature of New Hampshire’s workforce as the economy emerges from the pandemic recession.

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Vital Signs: New Hampshire Economic and Social Indicators

A review of economic and social conditions in New Hampshire. Its fifteen chapters each highlight a different aspect of the state’s economic, social, environmental, and cultural character. Data in this publication covers the years 2015 through 2019, as well as some preliminary discussion of economic trends during the coronavirus pandemic.

minimum wage report

The Impact on the New Hampshire Economy of a $15.00 Minimum Wage

Discussion around the minimum wage has long proven to be a highly polarizing issue. Recognizing the importance of well-informed policy decisions made around minimum compensation, New Hampshire Employment Security through the Economic and Labor Market Information bureau, decided to analyze the numerous issues potentially impacted by making changes in this area.

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GraniteStats - A New Gateway for Labor Market Information

A new application featuring workforce and economic data has been released. The new application provides easy access to a variety of labor market, economic, and demographic data for New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES)
45 South Fruit Street  |  Concord NH 03301  |  603-224-3311  |  1-800-852-3400
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