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Why Gen Y’s (Slowly) Reconsidering Factory Work

A manufacturing trade group estimates there are 600,000 factory jobs available in the US right now.  Many of them are in skilled work, like machining.  And most of these jobs are held by Baby Boomers, who are edging closer to retirement.  But many of their Gen Y descendents–who were raised on tales of mass layoffs […]

StateImpact Talks NH’s Seasonal Home Economy On “The Exchange”

Last summer, StateImpact took a closer look at the economic effects of the Granite State’s 64,000 vacation homes.  Our coverage caught the attention of NHPR‘s Laura Knoy and the crew of her daily call-in show, “The Exchange.” This morning, reporter Amanda Loder joined Laura and economist Russ Thibeault on “The Exchange” to talk about the […]

We’re Liveblogging The Latest New England Economic Forecast!

While a few numbers are dripping into newsrooms today, tomorrow is the big day for looking ahead at the economic future of the region.  From 8:30 am until 2:00 pm, economists from all over New England will gather at the University of New Hampshire-Manchester to dish on revenue, employment, and demographic trends shaping our area. […]

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