November 16, 2010

THE BENEFITS OF ADULTHOOD:

Economist: NH on track to regaining jobs (KATHY McCORMACK, 11/16/2010, AP)

New Hampshire has gained back more than half the number of jobs it lost at the lowest point in the recession and it could regain the balance by early 2012, an economist with the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies said Tuesday.

At the current rate of growth, the state would return to a long-term growth trend by the first quarter of 2013, and continue to do better than surrounding states in New England, Dennis Delay said. The fastest growth rates will occur in professional and business services, followed by leisure and hospitality jobs, he said.

“New Hampshire is a moderate-cost state in a high-cost region, with a low tax burden, high standard of living, relatively healthy and safe, and with a high level of educational attainment,” Delay said in a report. “Low costs and a high quality of life translate to a more vigorous New Hampshire economy.”

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2010 2:50 PM
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