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NH unemployment rate ticks up a notch to 2.7%

June 12. 2018 12:30PM

CONCORD — The state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 2.7 percent in May.

That matched the May 2017 rate but topped April’s 2.6 percent mark.

The state in May had 19,980 residents classified as unemployed, 330 more than April but 140 fewer than in May 2017.

There were 733,200 employed residents in May, an increase of 2,100 from the previous month and 6,840 more than in May 2017.

From April to May, the total labor force increased by 2,430 to 753,180, an increase of 6,700 from May 2017.

Nationally, the unemployment rate for May stood at 3.8 percent, a drop of 0.1 percentage point from the April rate and a decrease of 0.5 percentage points from the May 2017 mark.

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