New Hampshire continues to show strong job growth, employment

By Sarah Downey | The Center Square

The state of New Hampshire continued on a record pace for job growth in October.

Numbers in the latest jobs report from New Hampshire Employment Security showed that from September to October, the state’s labor force increased by 1,730, to an all-time high of 774,540.

The total number of employed residents also went up – to 754,600 – an increase of 1,350 compared to the prior month.

In the last year, the state’s total labor force has grown by 10,940, while the number of employed residents has increased by 9,320. Recent economic indicators show that growth in the construction, hospitality and health care sectors has continued to boost New Hampshire’s employment outlook.

“[The] jobs report is the latest in a string of good news for the New Hampshire economy,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in a news release. “The Granite State is leading the nation in economic prosperity and opportunity. That’s no accident. We’ve put politics aside and focused on promoting policies that allow New Hampshire families the freedom to spend their money as they see fit, and the results could not be a more resounding success.”

The news release includes references to other statistics that underscore New Hampshire’s overall strong economic picture:

• New Hampshire ranked first, above all other U.S. states, as well as Canada and Mexico for Economic Freedom, in a study by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian public policy organization.

• New Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate of all U.S. states, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.

• Ranks in the top 10 for U.S. states where millennials are choosing to move, and is the most popular state in the Northeast.

• Continues to build on a decades-long upward trajectory in the number of people working.

• In a study by WalletHub, New Hampshire came in first for taxpayer return on investment.

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7 thoughts on “New Hampshire continues to show strong job growth, employment

  1. Everything about this is obvious and has been for a couple of decades.

    So are Vermont voters prone to economic suicide – Everything pretty and perfect and impo$$ible!

    guess so !?!!!

  2. It is my understanding that compared to Vermont, New Hampshire’s bureaucracy is considerably smaller, yet it seems to accomplish tons more then ours. I can’t help but wonder if the Lib/Prog/Dems have ever given this phenomena any thought. Based upon the past behavior, it’s doubtful.

    • It is my understanding that NH has twice as many citizens and half as many bureaucrats compared to Vermont. Bureaucrat burden 4 times as high in $Dollars, and similar, X4, in Mandated costs and demand requirement overloads.!!!!!

  3. Vermont’s population is about 620K and decreasing. NH (per article) labor force workers is 774,540 and increasing. Interesting to see such figures for MA, RI, ME, CT and the various industries.

    NH is an prosperous conservative island in the middle of Liberal stagnate surrounding ocean. Liberals don’t learn. This scenario needs constant exposure to reverse liberalism.

  4. Great article, Governor Sununu is correct, we put politics aside and let the people spend their money! Please VERMONT legislators stop these tax increases and crazy new regulations! Let us grow jobs and the economy like our neighbor!

  5. Great Article!! As Governor Sununu states “ We put politics aside and let people spend their money as they see fit”. NH does not tie you down with new taxes and crazy regulations! Smarten up Vermont legislators, we can do the same here in Vermont if you let it happen

  6. New Hampshire prospers while Vermont slowly dies. It’s true what they say: “Vermont is an upside down New Hampshire”. All these troubles can be directly traced back to quality and fiscal responsible state leadership. Obviously Vermont has a problem since it has been under Democrat / Progressive domination pretty much full time since 1993 and we all know how well that works long term. Just look at Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago or even California to see the future of Vermont if that trend continues. Progressiveism=Poverty.

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