CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials say the state's unemployment rate for November was 2.5 percent, a low that hasn't been reached since August 1988.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2017 was 2.6 percent.

The state estimates that 743,860 people were employed last month, an increase of 1,170 from the previous month and an increase of 16,570 from November 2017. The number of unemployed residents decreased by 540 over the month to 19,180, which was 250 fewer unemployed than in November 2017.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.7 percent, unchanged from the October rate. It was a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from the November 2017 rate.

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