August Jobs Report Shows New Hampshire Economy Makes Significant Gains
Concord, NH — Today, New Hampshire Employment Security released the August 2020 jobs report which shows an over-the-month increase of 14,270 employed individuals, marking a 1.5 percent decline in New Hampshire’s unemployment rate from July to August. August's 6.5 percent unemployment rate represents an increase of 3,030 individuals in New Hampshire’s labor force for a total of 737,420.
Following release of the report, Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statement:
"Thanks to our measured approach, New Hampshire has been able to reopen safely and responsibly, ensuring that businesses across the Granite State can remain open," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made millions available in relief aid to assist businesses and individuals - from the Main Street Relief Fund, Self-Employed Livelihood Fund, to expanded unemployment benefits. Today's labor report shows that our approach has paid off and New Hampshire remains on track to returning to the historic economic highs we enjoyed prior to the onset of COVID-19."