N.H. Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.6 %

Feb 27, 2018

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The state’s unemployment rate remained at 2.6 percent in the month of January, unchanged from December. New data from New Hampshire Employment Security shows the state added 60 jobs last month, while the state’s labor force held steady at 746,680.

New Hampshire’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has remained below 3 percent for more than two years, as businesses scramble to find enough workers to fill open positions.

According to the report, the number of unemployed residents in New Hampshire is down by nearly 1,500 since this time last year.

The national unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent.