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This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Good afternoon!  As usual, we’ve got this week’s roundup of our top five posts.  This week, they spanned a number of economic themes: How State Budget Cuts Hit Nursing For Sick Kids: NHPR’s Dan Gorenstein takes us inside the state’s process of evaluating how much Medicaid-funded nursing assistance New Hampshire’s most disabled kids get. Charting NH’s […]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

Happy Friday!  As always, we’d like to celebrate the end of the work week by bringing you up to speed with our most popular posts: How Apps Are Keeping Ski Areas Honest: A pair of Dartmouth researchers take on tales of ski resorts exaggerating snowfall…and find that apps are helping to curb fibbing. How Landowners […]

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 […]

Gen Y Struggles With Declining Wages

Whether it’s rising student debt levels, the Occupy movement, or fitting into a changing job market, news outlets (including StateImpact) are increasingly interested in how Gen Y is adapting to the slow recovery. Their overarching conclusion: Coping with a struggling economy has clearly been tough on the early-30’s-and-younger set. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports […]

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