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Unemployment Insurance: New Hampshire

Unemployment Insurance requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Robbie McKeon


  • Unemployment insurance is a joint federal/state program offered nationwide. Based on federal law and executed through state law, the program provides partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for work. See New Hampshire Unemployment Compensation.
  • New Hampshire unemployment insurance is provided under the New Hampshire Unemployment Compensation Law. Most employers in New Hampshire are subject to this law. See New Hampshire Unemployment Compensation.
  • Unemployment benefits generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Unemployed individuals must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employers must follow certain recordkeeping, notice and posting requirements. See Recordkeeping; Notice and Posting Requirements.
  • New Hampshire offers the WorkShare Program, a voluntary program to help employers retain a group of employees who would otherwise have to be laid off. See WorkShare Program.