Latest Links: NH Unemployment Remains Steady, GOP: Private Audit Shows Social Safety Net Fraud

New Hampshire’s Business And Economic News In Brief

New England unemployment rates show slight change “CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New England unemployment rates remained essentially unchanged for February, with New Hampshire and Vermont among the lowest rates in the nation.” (

Republicans Warn of Fraud “Top Republicans say new information shows there is significant fraud among the state’s public safety net programs. State officials are examining the value of the data.” (

State drops LGC conspiracy charge, motions to dismiss denied “CONCORD – One of six legal charges filed against the Local Government Center for alleged financial improprieties was dropped by the state Bureau of Securities Regulation due to ‘some redundancy.’” (

Grant would help NH pizza maker expand business “CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town is in line to get a Community Development Block Grant award of $500,000 to help a pizza maker expand its operations and create 25 jobs.” (

UNH Cooperative Extension Finds Efficiencies, Cuts Service “Budget writers have targeted the University System of New Hampshire over the past two years. As a result the UNH Cooperative Extension has taken it on the chin. Budget cuts have made administrators scale back their continuing education programs; reductions have forced the Cooperative Extension to get creative.” (


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