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Covered Employment & Wages (QCEW)

Employment and wage data by industry for workers covered by unemployment insurance for New Hampshire, counties, labor market areas, and cities and towns. Annual employment and wage data for High Tech industries and Firms by Size are also available. This data is based on Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program files extracted from Quarterly Employer Tax and Wage reports.

Annual Averages: 2020

Quarterly Data: Third Quarter 2021

Labor Market Area Delineations

The U.S Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has updated statistical area delineations using total population estimates from the 2010 U.S. Decennial Census supplemented with commuting pattern data from the American Community Survey.

As a result of this change in statistical area delineation, the geographic definition of the Claremont Labor Market Area in New Hampshire changed, and there was a data series break. This area has now been divided into the Claremont Micropolitan NECTA and the Newport Labor Market Area. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data compiled for the previous Claremont Labor Market Area (2014 through 2016) are not comparable to data compiled using the new area delineations. Published data were compiled using the new delineation beginning with the first quarter of 2017.

Historical QCEW data for New Hampshire, the counties, cities and towns, and planning regions are unaffected by this change.

Click here for a map of the labor market area delineations pdf file


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