Labor Force http://nhpr.org en Unemployment Up to 5.1%; Labor Force Bigger than Expected http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-51-labor-force-bigger-expected <p>The New Hampshire Department of Employment security <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf">released the latest New Hampshire unemployment figures</a> for today. Unemployment in June ticked up slightly; rising to a seasonally adjusted 5.1%, up from 5.0% in May.It is still down from where it was last June, when it was 5.5 percent.</p><p>Employment Security Economist Annette Nielsen says the increase is due to two factors: 5,000 more workers entered the labor force than this time last year, and fewer seasonal jobs were added than expected.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:31:52 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 8969 at http://nhpr.org