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UNH Study: Post-Recession Underemployment Remains High

This piece was reported by contributor Brian Wallstin New research by the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey Institute sheds light on why millions of Americans might view the economic recovery as more illusion than reality. In the aftermath of the 2007-2009 recession, the number of part-time workers in search of full-time jobs  — a category […]

Starting A Business: The New Retirement?

We all know that Americans are living and working longer. According to AARP, only 13 percent of Americans expect not to return to work after they hit “traditional retirement age.” But just as Americans are able and wanting to work longer — the recession has left many aging adults out of work. And those older […]

No More ‘Paid Vacation’ For The Seasonally Employed

Starting this fall, seasonal workers in New Hampshire will find a new set of rules when they apply for unemployment benefits.  Since 2002, seasonal workers who were rehired each year by the same employer have been able to collect unemployment benefits during the off-season without looking for other work. According to a New Hampshire Employment […]

Worker Training Grants Announced

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.

December Unemployment Drop Just More “Good News” For NH Economy

According to an announcement from Governor John Lynch’s office, New Hampshire’s unemployment rate dipped ever-so-slightly to 5.1 percent in December.  That’s compared to 5.2 percent unemployment in November, and a national rate of 8.5 percent. A news release from the Governor’s Office quoted Lynch as saying: “This further decrease in New Hampshire’s unemployment rate is […]

Not Hiring: Small Businesses Key To Economic Recovery

Today’s Boston Globe has an interesting take on the state of small business in the country.  Reporters Erin Ailworth and Katie Johnston write that small businesses make up more than half of all private sector employment in the country, but: “The percentage of small-business owners feeling optimistic about the economy fell from 67 percent in […]

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