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NH Lawmakers remain divided on workforce development

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers who oppose expanding New Hampshire’s workforce development efforts argue the state shouldn’t add new programs without evaluating the effectiveness of more than a dozen existing programs. But such an analysis is already in place, and … Continue reading

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Report: Job growth limited to urban New Hampshire counties

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new analysis of the New Hampshire economy says job growth in the state’s most urban counties has been much higher than expected in recent years, while rural counties have seen virtually no economic growth. | … Continue reading

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Study: Large companies adding jobs in NH

MANCHESTER — The state’s largest employers are adding jobs at a higher clip than at smaller companies. Census data showed companies with 250 to 499 employees added 10.3 percent more jobs between the second quarter of 2011 and a similar … Continue reading

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One way Trump is (Already) outperforming other presidents

Employers added 209,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate fell to a remarkably low 4.3%. During Trump’s first six months in office, the US economy added nearly 1.1 million jobs, earning Trump a B+ for the state of the economy under … Continue reading

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Teacher jobs shrinking in New Hampshire

Teaching jobs in New Hampshire are projected to shrink by the end of next year. The Concord Monitor reports that the education industry is expected to contract by 508 jobs between 2016 and 2018 even as the state sees an … Continue reading

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Shortage Of Foreign Labor Forces Maine Businesses To Hire Local Workers

Businesses in Bar Harbor, Maine are turning to locals to make up for a shortage of foreign guest workers that normally fill summer jobs in the bustling seaside resort town. … Now they are coming up with creative ways to attract local … Continue reading

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Labor Union Blames Goats for Taking Their Jobs

A Michigan labor union is less than happy with a group of hungry goats they claim are taking jobs from unemployed union members at Western Michigan University. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a 400-member strong union, … Continue reading

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Labor shortages pose challenge for humming New Hampshire economy

New Hampshire’s jobless rate remained one of the lowest in the nation in May, continuing a steady pace of job creation and moderate wage gains, but some economists see potential labor shortages taking the wind out of the state’s sails. … Continue reading

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NH’s economic heat wave

After a prolonged recession, a 3 percent unemployment seems hot. New Hampshire has been at 3 percent or lower since November 2015. That’s not just hot anymore. It’s scorching.  “Normally, it’s a great thing to have low unemployment, but you … Continue reading

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The #VolinskyAgenda – Yogurtnomics

Volinsky is out with an op-ed about how he would grow the New Hampshire economy. But just as the #VoliskyAgenda described in Volinsky’s tweet really involves empowering government at the expense of parents, healthcare consumers, and private business, so too Volinsky’s … Continue reading

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