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New Hampshire Current Employment Statistics (CES)
Nonfarm Employment by Industry and Number of Jobs by Place of Establishment

Nonfarm employment is a survey-based estimate of employment by place of work. It does not include the self-employed, unpaid family members, or agricultural workers. Go to the Glossary for an explanation of seasonal adjustments.

Concurrent Seasonal Adjustment for Current Employment Statistics (CES) program.
With the release of January 2018 data on March 5, 2018, the Current Employment Statistics (CES) program converted to concurrent seasonal adjustment which uses all available estimates, including those for the current month, in developing seasonal factors.  Concurrent seasonal factors are created every month for the current month’s preliminary estimates as well as the previous month’s final estimates.  Previously, seasonal factors were developed once a year during the annual benchmark process, and applied to the monthly estimates in the year ahead.  This methodology change aligns the CES program with other statistical programs that have recognized the value of concurrent seasonal adjustment.  The CES National program has been using this method since 2003, and the Business Employment Dynamics, Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and Local Area Unemployment Statistics are utilizing concurrent seasonal adjustment.

Benchmarked Data Files (all files, except production workers, include sub-state areas)

Updated 2020 estimates for New Hampshire statewide labor force statistics, including nonfarm employment by industry.

Benchmarking is the process of re-estimating statistics as more complete data become available. The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program benchmark prior years’ estimates annually.

Annual revisions of CES estimates are benchmarked to actual employment counts. These counts are reported on unemployment insurance (UI) tax reports that nearly all employers are required to file with state workforce agencies, and are reviewed as part of the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. CES estimates are then revised to reflect updated information on business openings and closures.

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New Hampshire Nonfarm Employment
Not Seasonally Adjusted, all employees NSA-AE, 2020 Excel file NSA-AE, 2021 Excel file
Seasonally Adjusted, all employees SA-AE, 2020 Excel file SA-AE, 2021 Excel file
Not Seasonally Adjusted, production workers in Manufacturing NSA-PW, 2020 Excel file NSA-PW, 2021 Excel file
Not Seasonally Adjusted Hours and Earnings
for All Nonfarm Private Sector Employees
Average Hourly Earnings - all private employees AHE-AE, 2020 Excel file AHE-AE, 2021 Excel file
Average Weekly Earnings - all private employees AWE-AE, 2020 Excel file AWE-AE, 2021 Excel file
Average Weekly Hours - all private employees AWH-AE, 2020 Excel file AWH-AE, 2021 Excel file
Not Seasonally Adjusted Hours and Earnings
for Nonfarm Production Workers in Manufacturing
Average Hourly Earnings - production workers in Manufacturing AHE-PW, 2020 Excel file AHE-PW, 2021 Excel file
Average Weekly Earnings - production workers in Manufacturing AWE-PW, 2020 Excel file AWE-PW, 2021 Excel file
Average Weekly Hours- production workers in Manufacturing AWH-PW, 2020 Excel file AWH-PW, 2021 Excel file
Complete Benchmark Series
CES Benchmark, Years 1990-2021 CES Benchmark Microsoft Excel Symbol


Note: Production of State estimates is now performed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
With the production of preliminary estimates for March 2011, responsibility for the production of State and metropolitan area (MSA) estimates has transitioned from individual State Workforce Agencies to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At the same time, the BLS implemented several methodological changes to standardize the estimation approach across States. The use of these procedures will allow BLS to rely less on individual analyst judgment and more on the use of standard statistical methodology. While these changes will reduce the potential for statistical bias in state and metropolitan area estimates, they may increase the month to month variability of the estimates.

New Hampshire Employment Security's Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau will continue to provide the BLS with non-confidential information on local events that may impact the estimates, such as strikes or large layoffs at businesses not covered by the CES survey, and to disseminate and analyze the CES estimates for local data users.

According to the BLS, this change was designed to improve the cost efficiency of the CES program and to reduce the potential for statistical bias in state and area estimates.

More detailed information on the changes to procedures for producing CES estimates is available on the BLS Web site at www.bls.gov/sae/cesprocs.htm.


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