People are counted as unemployed if they are at least 16 years old, are without a job and available for work, and have recently made specific efforts to find employment. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the entire labor force.
New Hampshire's average annual unemployment rate in 2016...
Was 2.8 percent compared to 4.9 percent for the United States.
Was less than the previous year's rate of 3.4 percent.
Note: Monthly data for counties and states are not seasonally adjusted. The Bureau of Labor Statistics often revises previous estimates. Data are adjusted accordingly on this website.
Source: 1991-2015: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Labor Force Data by County, http://stats.bls.gov/lau/home.htm.