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NH unemployment rate drops to 5 percent

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate dropped a bit last month when compared to the previous month and to the same month last year.

The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 5.0 percent, down from 5.1 percent in July. A year earlier, the rate was 5.7 percent.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment for August was 7.3 percent.

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