- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire officials say the state’s unemployment rate went up slightly in May, to 2.7 percent.

The state employment security office says the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up a tenth of a percentage point from the April rate of 2.6 percent.

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

The state estimates that 728,780 people were employed last month, an increase of 1,040 from the previous month and an increase of 12,900 from May 2015.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.7 percent, a decrease of three tenths of a percentage point from the April rate. It was a decrease of eight tenths of a percentage point from May 2015.


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