The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for January was 4.9 percent, down from 5.2 percent in December.
In January 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.5 percent.
Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from December, and a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the January 2013 rate.
Seasonally adjusted estimates for January placed the number of employed residents at 706,030, an increase of 3,080 from the previous month and an increase of 2,600 from January 2013.
The number of unemployed residents decreased by 1,610 to 36,590. This was 4,000 fewer unemployed than in January 2013.