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#AreYouBetterOff? New Hampshire Voters Weigh In Before Election Day

After reading our blogpost and checking out this sweet infographic, our audience is answering this question: are you better off today than four years ago? And how do you know? We hope you’ll weigh in too, on Twitter, Facebook, or right here. http://storify.com/StateImpactNH/areyoubetteroff-our-audience-weighs-in

Worker Training Grants Announced

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Ten companies are being awarded grants this month from the New Hampshire Job Training Fund. The grants total about $200,000 and will be matched by each of the recipient companies.

New Citizens See A Future Of Economic Opportunity

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In this age of economic insecurity and an uncertain future, newly naturalized Americans may be the nation’s most optimistic citizens.  After taking the Oath of Allegiance on the 4th of July outside the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, many of the 101 new American citizens shared their stories for a NHPR audio postcard.  Almost everyone spoke [...]

Concord, N.H. Super-Strong Economy?

N.H.'s 6 Micropolitan Regions

Today, Concord, N.H. was ranked #1 micropolitan economy by the POLICOM Corporation, a Florida-based economic research firm. POLICOM defines a micropolitan area as a contained economy consisting of a county or counties with a city of between 10,000 and 50,000 people.  Washington, D.C. came in first for metropolitan areas — or cities with more than [...]

Gen Y Struggles With Declining Wages

A new report details how even Gen Y's with jobs are struggling during the sluggish recovery

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 [...]

Tracing The Great Recession And Recovery Through Help Wanted Ads

Official jobs and unemployment numbers aren't the only way to trace the recession and the recovery

After years of speculation on a “jobless recovery,” finally, things could be looking up–at least for the moment.  This week, the Bureau of Labor statistics reported some serious gains on the national jobs front for January, with the creation of 243,000 jobs. While job counts and unemployment numbers are the most common ways to measure [...]

Economic Themes Dominate NH State Of The State Address

Governor John Lynch pauses his speech to applaud, along with First Lady Susan Lynch (left) and House Speaker Bill O'Brien (right)

Today marked Governor John Lynch’s last State of the State address.  And, as one might expect during a slow trudge toward recovery, the bulk of Lynch focused either directly or indirectly on the economy.  Some of the key themes included issues that we’ve covered or put on the Watch List of our Ultimate Legislative Guide.  [...]

This Week’s Essential StateImpact

These are our five posts you've dug the most this week

It was a varied news week for the business and economy beat–as our traffic patterns proved.  Our most popular pieces covered issues ranging from the State of the Union address to green jobs to Northern Pass and credit card debt.  So if you missed any of the five key posts our readers are talking about, [...]

StateImpact Talks Job Growth And The Green Launching Pad

Our chat with ATC host Brady Carlson focuses on the finer points of how the Green Launching Pad works

One of our most popular posts this week has been our in-depth look at the economic impact the Green Launching Pad, of an earth-friendly start-up incubator.  The program was created with the help of federal stimulus money.  StateImpact’s Amanda Loder discusses the economic impacts of GLP–and the program’s future–with NHPR’s All Things Considered host Brady [...]

Tracing NH’s Slog Toward Economic Recovery

When Different Parts Of The Country May Recover

A recent piece in the New York Times lays out what many Americans already believe: For much of the country, economic recovery is a ways off.  Reporter Michael Cooper writes: “Less than a tenth of the nation’s metropolitan areas have regained the jobs they lost in the economic downturn, according to a report… Only 26 [...]

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