New Hampshire Employment Statistics

  • 52,685 employers
  • 658,811 employees
  • $1,092 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 0.8% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 9.3% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: New Hampshire Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 4,210 more businesses
  • 53,807 more employees
  • 8.9% increase in total wages
  • $11,850 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 26.4% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: New Hampshire Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Hillsborough County New Hampshire, 11,805
County with the Most Employees: Hillsborough County New Hampshire, 180,835
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Hillsborough County New Hampshire, $1,156
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Coos County New Hampshire, 3.8%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of New Hampshire, see: New Hampshire Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of New Hampshire see: New Hampshire Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 751,147 employed workers
  • 19,085 unemployed workers
  • 2.5% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of New Hampshire, see: New Hampshire Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 53,725 employers, up 2.5% from 52,437
  • 667,236 employees, up 1.0% from 660,855
  • $1,090 average weekly wage, up 4.0% from $1,048
  • The average weekly wage is 0.5% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 9.7% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for New Hampshire, see: New Hampshire Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.