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New Hampshire unemployment rate 6% for September

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties)...
The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Gulf Coast region (Bay, Franklin, and Gulf counties) was 5.1% in August 2020.(AP)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 12:18 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for September was 6%, a slight decrease from August.

The number still reflects the impact on unemployment because of the coronavirus pandemic. The September 2019 seasonally adjusted rate was 2.6%. The number of unemployed residents decreased by 4,410 over the month, to 44,510. This was 24,580 more unemployed than in September 2019. From From August to September 2020, the total labor force increased by 3,490 to 741,740. This was a decrease of 34,650 from September 2019.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9%, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points from the August rate, and an increase of 4.4 percentage points from the September 2019 rate. 

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