The economic headlines in recent months have been overwhelmingly positive, both in New Hampshire and nationally. The stock market is up, median household income is reaching record levels, and unemployment is low.
Listen Listening Take, for example, a top-line figure like the unemployment rate. Full employment But are these good jobs? Can you support a household on them? The state has jobs, but are they quality jobs?Ladies Seeking Hot Sex Emigsville Pennsylvania
Since the recession, the industries that have seen the most job growth are health care, administration and service jobs like hotel and restaurant work. Now, there are definitely good careers within those sectors, but many of these jobs are on the lower end of the wage scale, such as in food service and, say, licensed nursing assistants. These are good paying jobs, and when they go unfilled, it starts to drag down the economy.
Compare that to the s and 90s, when the state was adding 10,sometimes 15,residents a year. On top of that, our demographics continue to skew much older than the national average. Most economists agree that for the state to see stronger sustained economic growth, the state will need to attract younger residents.
Cities and towns need to figure out how to sell themselves as a good place to live and work. View the discussion thread.
Brjan you are a glass-half-full person, 2. A century ago, Manchester, New Hampshire was known for just one thing: Manufacturing in NH Foodstuffs: New Hampshire economy.
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