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New Hampshire’s unemployment rate falls again, still the 2nd lowest in the East

October 18, 2013

August 2013 Unemployment in New Hampshire  Another month, another drop in the New Hampshire unemployment rate. When 2013 started, the New Hampshire unemployment rate was 5.8%. Last month it was 5.1%. The August unemployment rate is 5%. We are talking 2008 levels. In fact, the last time the unemployment rate was this low in New Hampshire was December of 2008.

New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is the 2nd lowest East of the Mississippi River. The lowest rate in the East yet again belongs to border state Vermont at 4.6%. The rate in Maine increased to 7%. The Massachusetts rate remanded the same at 7.2%.

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3%. Nevada continues to have the highest rate at 9.5%. The United State unemployment rate is 7.3%.

August unemployment rate for the most populated cities and towns in New Hampshire:
Bedford 4.3%
Berlin 7%
Claremont 4.1%
Concord 4.4%
Derry 5.7%
Dover 4.3%
Exeter 4.3%
Goffstown 4.2%
Hanover 3.6%
Hudson 5.2%
Keene 4.8%
Laconia 4.5%
Lebanon 3.1%
Manchester 5.2%
Merrimack 4.7%
Nashua 5.6%
Portsmouth 3.8%
Rochester 5.5%
Salem 6.8%
Somersworth 5.1%
Windham 4.5%

Dummer, with a population of only 304 people, has the highest unemployment rate of any town in New Hampshire at 11.7%. Orange, with a population of 299 people, has the lowest unemployment rate at 1.9%. Coos County has the highest unemployment rate at roughly 5.4% Grafton County has the lowest unemployment rate in New Hampshire at roughly 3.8%.

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