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Unemployment Numbers for May Hold Steady

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Twenty-three hundred jobs were added to New Hampshire payrolls between April and May, but the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains stuck at 5%.

There was good news for Coos County: the North Country’s rate dipped below 8% for the first time this year.

Grafton County has the State’s lowest unemployment at 4.1%.

All in all, the data met expectations, says Bob Cote, a researcher with NH Employment Security.

“I don’t consider there, anything, exciting and new in here,” said Cote.

The numbers do show New Hampshire’s relative strength in the region. Only Vermont, with 4.4% percent unemployment, has a lower rate in New England.