New Hampshire unemployment rate 14.5% for May

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) Officials say New Hampshire’s 14.5% unemployment rate for May reflects the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The rate was a decrease of 2.6% from the April rate, which increased to 17.1% after revision. The May 2019 seasonally adjusted rate was 2.5%. The number of employed residents for May was 620,630, an increase of 24,320 from the previous month and a decrease of 132,220 from May 2019. The number of unemployed residents decreased by 17,540 over the month to 105,590. This was 85,990 more unemployed than in May 2019.

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