Mar 17, 2015 11:30 AM

New Hampshire's unemployment rate decreased from January

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for February was 3.9 percent, a decrease of a tenth of a percentage point from the January rate.

In February 2014, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 4.6 percent.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 5.5 percent, down from 5.3 percent in January, and a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from the February 2014 rate.

In New Hampshire, seasonally adjusted estimates for February placed the number of employed residents at 714,840, an increase of 1,500 from the previous month and an increase of 6,410 from February 2014.

The number of unemployed residents decreased by 160 over the month to 29,270. This was 4,750 fewer unemployed than in February 2014.


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