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NH unemployment rate remains steady at 4.4 percent


CONCORD — The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 4.4 percent, unchanged from the June rate, the state announced Tuesday.

That compared to 5.2 percent for July 2013, according to the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.

The number of unemployed residents increased by 310 over the month to 32,780 in July, according to the preliminary July figures.

This was 6,150 fewer unemployed than in July 2013, according to a state agency.

The seasonally adjusted estimates for last month showed 710,920 employed residents, a decrease of 2,550 from the previous month and an increase of 8,420 from July 2013.

From June 2014 to July 2014, the total labor force decreased by 2,240 to 743,700. This was an increase of 2,270 from July 2013.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2014 was 6.2 percent, an increase of 0.1 point from the June rate, and a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the July 2013 rate.

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