New Hampshire Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Hillsborough County New Hampshire, 11,805
County with the Most Employees: Hillsborough County New Hampshire, 180,835
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Hillsborough County New Hampshire, $1,156
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Coos County New Hampshire, 3.8%



Belknap County New Hampshire

Total Businesses1,9043.8% of state total
Total Employment21,7253.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$82374.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade32917.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5,18123.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1688.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,52311.6% of county employees



Carroll County New Hampshire

Total Businesses1,8703.7% of state total
Total Employment17,0473.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67761.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade34818.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services4,45026.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1699.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,45614.4% of county employees



Cheshire County New Hampshire

Total Businesses1,9914.0% of state total
Total Employment26,9514.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$87378.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade33316.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade5,25119.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1326.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,1037.8% of county employees



Coos County New Hampshire

Total Businesses8511.7% of state total
Total Employment9,0711.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70563.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15418.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,18224.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places617.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hotels and motels except casino hotels6837.5% of county employees



Grafton County New Hampshire

Total Businesses3,0106.0% of state total
Total Employment47,1638.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,109100.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade47215.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,06825.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2327.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,7718.0% of county employees



Hillsborough County New Hampshire

Total Businesses11,80523.6% of state total
Total Employment180,83531.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,156104.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,56213.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare29,69616.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7796.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places13,9237.7% of county employees



Merrimack County New Hampshire

Total Businesses4,3628.7% of state total
Total Employment60,56510.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$97187.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade59413.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare12,16420.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2545.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,2917.1% of county employees



Rockingham County New Hampshire

Total Businesses10,54821.0% of state total
Total Employment134,95123.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,05094.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade1,56414.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade25,79819.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places7316.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12,5339.3% of county employees



Strafford County New Hampshire

Total Businesses2,7355.5% of state total
Total Employment38,7806.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$98188.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade38614.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare7,10018.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places2137.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,6199.3% of county employees



Sullivan County New Hampshire

Total Businesses9852.0% of state total
Total Employment11,6332.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83675.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade15715.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,25628.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places596.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7736.6% of county employees






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This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.