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N.H. Unemployment Falls To 4.2%, Lowest Rate In Six Years

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The state’s unemployment rate ticked down to 4.2 percent last month, the lowest it’s been in six years.

Data released today by the state’s employment security office shows the October rate was a slight improvement from September rate, when unemployment was at 4.3 percent.

By comparison, last October’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent.

Data shows roughly 2,000 more Granite Staters were employed last month compared to September, while the number of unemployed residents decreased by 1,300.

The last time the state’s unemployment rate fell below 4.3 percent was in September of 2008, when it was at 4.1 percent.

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