Category Archives: Jobs/Unemployment

Data Point – NH unemployment rate

The state’s unemployment rate in January stood at 2.6 percent, unchanged from December. That was lower than a year earlier, when the rate was 2.8 percent. There were 727,310 employed residents last month, an increase of 60 from December and 1,770 more than … Continue reading

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NH lawmakers spike bill to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2021

A bill that would have hiked the minimum wage in New Hampshire to as much as $15 per hour by 2021 has been defeated in the state Senate. The legislation, Senate Bill 554, would have gradually raised the minimum wage … Continue reading

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NH bill would change work requirements for food stamps, welfare

Lawmakers last year enacted new provisions requiring able-bodied Medicaid participants to work between 20 to 30 hours per week, depending on how long they’d been covered. The state is seeking a federal waiver to allow that change, but in the … Continue reading

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NH House bill seeks tougher penalty for delayed workers’ comp checks

Insurance companies that are late sending out a workers’ compensation check should pay more than a fine – in fact, they should double the delayed payment owed to the injured worker. So says House Bill 1451, which was introduced last … Continue reading

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UNH to cut 18 lecturer positions

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire says it will not renew the contracts of 18 lecturers in the university’s liberal arts college. Heidi Bostic, dean of the UNH College of Liberal Arts, notified the teachers in letters … Continue reading

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NH House bill would bar salary history question

Employers would not be able to ask a job applicant how much he or she was paid in the past, but the applicant could volunteer that information, if a proposed bill introduced last week in the NH House becomes law. | … Continue reading

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Black Trump Voters Vindicated As Black Unemployment Falls To Lowest Level Ever

Do you remember when candidate Trump was courting black voters and asked “What the hell do you have to lose?” during a campaign rally? The line caused some buzz and Trump went on to repeat it. Trump received 8% of the black … Continue reading

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