- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state’s unemployment rate for December was 4 percent, down a tenth of a percentage point from November.

In December 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, down from 5.8 percent in November, and a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the December 2013 rate.

In New Hampshire, seasonally adjusted estimates for December placed the number of employed residents at 714,400, an increase of 2,250 from the previous month and an increase of 11,450 from December 2013.

The number of unemployed residents decreased by 300 over the month to 29,820. This was 8,380 fewer unemployed than in December 2013.

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