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State Unemployment Remains Well Below National Average

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Staff Writer

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report Tuesday, January 24 with preliminary unemployment and jobs data from December. According to the report, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent in December, down 0.1 percent from the previous month. 

The New Hampshire unemployment rate rose slightly from 2.6 percent in November to 2.7 percent in December. The unemployment rate remains, as it has for months, significantly below the national average. Additionally, the state added 5,400 new nonfarm jobs in December with the largest increase coming from the professional and business services sector. 

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics report can be found here.