Unemployment Rate http://nhpr.org en Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.4% http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-rate-drops-44 <p>The state’s unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth to 4.4% in April, according to <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf" target="_blank">new data</a> from New Hampshire Employment Security.</p><p>Construction, retail and hospitality sectors all posted gains, but the state shed about 900 jobs in local government.</p><p>The total number of employed residents was up 2,200 to 714,640, while the labor force increased by 1,040 to 747,380.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:49:36 +0000 NHPR Staff 48404 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Rate Falls In March http://nhpr.org/post/nh-unemployment-rate-falls-march <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percent in March.&nbsp; It now stands at four-and-a-half percent, well below the national rate, according to numbers released by the state’s Employment Security Department. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 46807 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Rate Falls In March No Change In N.H.'s Unemployment Rate For December http://nhpr.org/post/no-change-nhs-unemployment-rate-december <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged from November to December.&nbsp; That’s according to <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Employment Security</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:34:57 +0000 Amanda Loder 42263 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Rates Decrease http://nhpr.org/post/nh-unemployment-rates-decrease <p>Numbers from the state show that unemployment in New Hampshire have fallen to 5.3 percent.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past, rates dropped because people seeking work stopped applying for jobs.</span></p><p>But this time, economist Annette Nielsen of the NH Employment Security says there has been job growth.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:38:54 +0000 Abby Kessler 29694 at http://nhpr.org State Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.5% http://nhpr.org/post/state-unemployment-rate-dips-55 <p></p><p>New Hampshire’s unemployment rate in April fell to 5.5%, down from 5.7% in March, according to new <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf" target="_blank">data </a>from N.H. Employment Security.</p><p>During the month, the state’s economy added 3,400 jobs, with some of the biggest gains in construction and retail.</p><p>Local and state government shed an estimated 1,000 jobs during the period.</p><p>The national unemployment rate stands at 7.5%.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:15:12 +0000 NHPR Staff 27492 at http://nhpr.org Unemployment Rate In State Stays Flat In February http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-rate-state-stays-flat-february <p>New Hampshire’s unemployment rate in February held steady at 5.8%. That’s according to new <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf" target="_blank">data </a>from NH Employment Security.&nbsp; The state has added nearly 8,000 private sector jobs in the past twelve months, but a growing labor force continues to keep the overall unemployment rate well above pre-recession levels.</p><p>New Hampshire continues to outperform most of New England. Only Vermont has a lower rate at 4.7%.</p><p>The national rate stands at 7.7%.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:45:56 +0000 NHPR Staff 23951 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Slightly Up in July http://nhpr.org/post/nh-unemployment-slightly-july <p>The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf">says </a>unemployment is slightly up for the month of July.</p><p>More than 4,400 jobs were lost between June and July, bringing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 5.4 percent. That&rsquo;s an increase of&nbsp;.3 &nbsp;percentage points. The total number of employed residents was just shy of 700,000.</p><p>The New Hampshire unemployment rate is still well below the national rate of 8.3 percent, which also went up a tenth of a percent from June.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:14:42 +0000 Ryan Lessard 10877 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Slightly Up in July 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 Getting By, Getting Ahead Voices of the New Hampshire Economy Interactive http://nhpr.org/post/getting-getting-ahead-voices-new-hampshire-economy-interactive <p><strong>View the interactive on the <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/voices/" target="_blank">StateImpact NH</a> website.</strong></p><p>It may not always feel this way, but New Hampshire&rsquo;s economy is doing better than almost anywhere in the U.S. The state&rsquo;s 5 percent unemployment rate is lower than all but five other states. However, some parts of the state are doing better than others.&nbsp; NHPR&rsquo;s Amanda Loder interviewed people across the state&rsquo;s seven regions to get a sense of what New Hampshire&rsquo;s economic recovery looks like in 2012. Listen to voices of New Hampshire&#39;s economy and share your story in an interactive audio experience.</p><p>Catch up on the series <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/new-hampshire/voices/" target="_blank">Getting By, Getting Ahead.</a></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:12:18 +0000 Amanda Loder & Danny DeBelius & Becky Lettenberger 8874 at http://nhpr.org Getting By, Getting Ahead Voices of the New Hampshire Economy Interactive Unemployment Numbers for May Hold Steady http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-numbers-may-hold-steady <p>Twenty-three hundred jobs were added to New Hampshire payrolls between April and May, but the seasonally adjusted <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/laus-current.pdf">unemployment rate</a> remains stuck at 5%.</p><p>There was good news for Coos County: the North Country&rsquo;s rate dipped below 8% for the first time this year.</p><p>Grafton County has the State&rsquo;s lowest unemployment at&nbsp;4.1%.</p><p>All in all, the data met expectations, says Bob Cote, a researcher with <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/index.htm">NH Employment Security</a>.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:38:20 +0000 Todd Bookman 7321 at http://nhpr.org Unemployment Numbers for May Hold Steady Optimism Rising Along With The Number Of New Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/optimism-rising-along-number-new-jobs <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/148302587/looking-up-pockets-of-economic-strength">Part of a series</a></em><p>As 2011 was winding down, consumer spirits were starting to rise. Now the momentum has carried into the new year, with polls showing consumer sentiment continuing to improve.<p>Economists say that negative factors, such as falling home values or rising meat prices, are nowhere near as important as the growth in jobs.<p>"People pay close attention to the jobless rate," said Carroll Doherty, an associate director at the Pew Research Center. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:34:00 +0000 2529 at http://nhpr.org Optimism Rising Along With The Number Of New Jobs Tracing The Great Recession And Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads http://nhpr.org/post/tracing-great-recession-and-recovery-through-help-wanted-ads After years of speculation on a "jobless recovery," finally, <a title="Is the "jobless recovery" over?" href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57371814/is-the-jobless-recovery-over/" target="_blank">things could be looking up</a>–at least for the moment. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:31:16 +0000 Amanda Loder 1768 at http://nhpr.org The State Of The Long-Term Unemployed http://nhpr.org/post/state-long-term-unemployed Millions of Americans wake up each morning without a job, even though they desperately want to work. It's one of the depressing legacies of the financial crisis and Great Recession.<p>NPR and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a poll of people who had been unemployed or with an insufficient level of work for more than a year. The results document the financial, emotional and physical effects of long-term unemployment and underemployment.<p>The federal government currently counts 5.7 million Americans as long-term unemployed, which it defines as people out of work for 27 weeks or more. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:03:38 +0000 John Ydstie 846 at http://nhpr.org The State Of The Long-Term Unemployed Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.6 Percent; 120,000 Jobs Added http://nhpr.org/post/unemployment-drops-86-percent-120000-jobs-added The nation's unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November from 9 percent in October as payrolls went up by 120,000 jobs, <a href="http://bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm" target="_blank">the Bureau of Labor Statistics says</a>.<p>While the jobless rate is now the lowest it's been since March 2009, economists say one reason it fell isn't good news — the size of the labor force shrank by 315,000 as more people stopped looking for work because they're discouraged about the chances of finding a job. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:18:55 +0000 Mark Memmott 739 at http://nhpr.org Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.6 Percent; 120,000 Jobs Added