- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire officials say the state’s unemployment rate went up slightly in June, to 2.8 percent.

The state employment security office says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up a tenth of a percentage point from the May rate of 2.7 percent.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2015 was 3.5 percent.

The state estimates that 731,010 people were employed last month, an increase of 1,910 from the previous month and an increase of 14,510 from June 2015.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.9 percent, an increase of two tenths of a percentage point from the May rate. It was a decrease of four tenths of a percentage point from June 2015.

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