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N.H. unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in April

The New Hampshire Employment Security office said the state’s unemployment rate for April was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March.

In April 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.3 percent.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.3 percent, a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from the March rate, and a decrease of 1.2 percentage points from the April 2013 rate.

In New Hampshire, seasonally adjusted estimates for April placed the number of employed residents at 714,640, an increase of 2,200 from the previous month and an increase of 10,770 from April 2013.

The number of unemployed residents decreased by 1,160 to 32,740. This was 6,290 fewer unemployed than in April 2013.

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In Dec, the Labor Force dropped to a new low. A level not seen since 1978. That is information that the Left do not want to discuss. They need to put forth the myth that the economy is improving. That is why they always cite the stock market. They are hoping that most folks have no clue why the stock market is doing well and will buy the myth it is doing so well because the economy is on the right track.

Of course, a big part of this is that many unemployed folks run out of benefits and can no longer file, so they're not counted anymore. A perfect example of misleading statistics.

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