New Hampshire June unemployment rate unchanged from May
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for June remained at 2.9%, unchanged from May and much improved from 10.3% a year ago during the coronavirus pandemic.
Seasonally adjusted estimates for June saw the number of employed residents decrease by 1,810 since May to 733,350. However, it was an increase of 51,070 from June 2020.
The number of unemployed residents continued to decrease, to 21,560. That’s 210 fewer than May and 57,120 fewer than a year ago. The total labor force decreased from May by 2,020 to 754,910 in June. This was a decrease of 6,050 from June 2020.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 5.9%, a decrease of 5.2 percentage points from the June 2020 rate. It increased slightly over last month’s 5.8%.