91.2% of the Town’s labor force is employed, which is comparable to the state’s employment rate of 93.0%. Of these residents, the highest percentage (39.4%) work within the management, business, science and arts fields. Other common occupations include sales and office employment and production, transportation, and material moving occupations with 23.4% and 17.3%. It should be noted that these numbers do not necessarily represent the types of occupations available in the Town of Hillsborough, but those occupations of Hillsborough residents.
Unemployment Rates for Hillsborough and Abutting Communities
Compared to its neighbors, Hillsborough fell just above the middle of the range for unemployment rates in 2014 with 4.5% in comparison with other local communities. However, 4.5% is the lowest unemployment rate Hillsborough has experienced between 2010 and 2014, with the highest occurring in 2010 at 7.2%. Previous to 2013, Hillsborough consecutively had a high unemployment rate compared to its surrounding communities and consecutively decreased over the five years.
Place of Work
Residents of Hillsborough work in various locations across the state. Most Town residents work in Concord, Manchester, and Hillsborough. Residents of Hillsborough had a mean travel time to work of 28.6 minutes in 2014, which is slightly higher than New Hampshire’s mean travel time of 26.6 minutes.