By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for December was 2.6%, unchanged from the November rate and slightly higher than last year, state employment officials said Wednesday.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for December 2018 was 2.4 % in New Hampshire.

The state estimates that 757,710 people were employed last month, an increase of 1,680 from November and an increase of 12,480 from a year ago.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 3.5%. That was a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from the previous year.

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