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Mar 15, 2016 11:45 AM

NH unemployment rate falls slightly for February

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire officials say the state's unemployment rate has gone down to 2.7 percent for February.

The state employment security office says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is a decrease of two tenths of a percentage point from the January rate of 2.9 percent.

The February 2015 seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent.

The state estimates that 722,000 people were employed last month, an increase of 3,050 from the previous month and an increase of 8,380 from February 2015.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 4.9 percent, unchanged the January rate, and a decrease of sixth-tenths of a percentage point from February 2015.

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