New Hampshire Continues to Have the 2nd Lowest Unemployment Rate in the East
At 5.1%, New Hampshire continues to have the 2nd lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the East. At 4.8%, the unadjusted rate for New Hampshire is also the 2nd lowest rate East of the Mississippi River. At only 4.2%, the state that shares the Connecticut River with New Hampshire continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the East. The rate fell in the rest of the near-by labor market. It fell to 6.2% in Maine and 7% in Massachusetts.
December 2013 unemployment rate for the most populated cities and towns in New Hampshire:
Easton, with a population of 254 people, has the lowest unemployment rate at 2.2%. Grafton County has the lowest unemployment rate of any county in New Hampshire at roughly 4.0%. At roughly 4.1%, Sullivan County has the 2nd lowest rate. The 45,000+ people Lebanon Area labor market has the lowest unemployment rate of any area labor market in the state at roughly 3.3%. The Nashua Area labor market, by far the largest labor market in New Hampshire, has the same rate as the state. Here’s a visual map of the 2013 New Hampshire unemployment rate averaged out for the whole year into a town by town breakdown.
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