Unemployment http://nhpr.org en N.H. Unemployment Rate Falls In March http://nhpr.org/post/nh-unemployment-rate-falls-march <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percent in March.&nbsp; It now stands at four-and-a-half percent, well below the national rate, according to numbers released by the state’s Employment Security Department. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 46807 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Rate Falls In March N.H. Food Bank, Breaking The Cycle Of Food Insecurity http://nhpr.org/post/nh-food-bank-breaking-cycle-food-insecurity <div>The work of the New Hampshire Food Bank is well established in the state, providing millions of pounds of food every year to food pantries and soup kitchens north and south. Less well-known, perhaps, are the programs it has developed that address the causes of hunger -- helping people get training that leads to employment and to food security. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:21:58 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46141 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Food Bank, Breaking The Cycle Of Food Insecurity State Working On Job Fair For Laid Off Osram Sylvania Employees http://nhpr.org/post/state-working-job-fair-laid-osram-sylvania-employees <p>The state’s employment security office hopes to organize a job fair for the employees being laid off at Osram Sylvania in Manchester.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:44:47 +0000 Michael Brindley 45359 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Rate Decreases To 4.9% http://nhpr.org/post/nh-unemployment-rate-decreases-49 <p>The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for January was 4.9 percent, down from 5.2 percent in December.</p><p>In January 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.5 percent.</p><p>Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from December, and a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the January 2013 rate.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:17:50 +0000 Associated Press 44521 at http://nhpr.org Understanding Long-Term Unemployment http://nhpr.org/post/understanding-long-term-unemployment <p>Upon first glance, the numbers look good, the U.S. jobless rate now sits at 6.6%, a full 1.6% better than last year. But dig deeper into those numbers and you find a different story: currently 4 million Americans have been out of work for more than half a year, and in New Hampshire that makes up nearly 32% of the jobless. But now, the stress of long-term unemployment is being felt even more as the extensions usually given after 6 &nbsp;months were dropped in December leaving 1,300 in New Hampshire and nearly 2 million nationwide without benefits. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:24:28 +0000 Laura Knoy 44047 at http://nhpr.org Understanding Long-Term Unemployment Dartmouth-Hitchcock Calls On VT Non-Profit To Help Fill Skills Gap http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-hitchcock-calls-vt-non-profit-help-fill-skills-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thirteen unemployed and underemployed people from New Hampshire and Vermont will soon be taking jobs with <a href="http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/" target="_blank">Dartmouth-Hitchcock</a> as medical coders. &nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">oday they graduate from an innovative cross-state program.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 42865 at http://nhpr.org State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed http://nhpr.org/post/state-touts-success-entrepreneurship-program-unemployed <p>More than 50 businesses have started in New Hampshire in the past six months thanks to a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/SB0143.pdf" target="_blank">law</a> allowing laid-off workers to fund them with their unemployment benefits.&nbsp; That’s according to the <a href="http://www.nhsbdc.org/" target="_blank">Small Business Development Center</a> at <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH</a>, which administers the so-called “Pathway To Work” program.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:10:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 42589 at http://nhpr.org State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed No Change In N.H.'s Unemployment Rate For December http://nhpr.org/post/no-change-nhs-unemployment-rate-december <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged from November to December.&nbsp; That’s according to <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Employment Security</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:34:57 +0000 Amanda Loder 42263 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan: 1,350 N.H. Residents Have Lost Unemployment Benefits http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-1350-nh-residents-have-lost-unemployment-benefits <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Maggie Hassan is urging Congress to renew long-term unemployment benefits that expired for 1,350 out-of-work New Hampshire residents last week.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:00:03 +0000 Michael Brindley 41319 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan: 1,350 N.H. Residents Have Lost Unemployment Benefits Local Unemployment Data Shows Recovery Is Widespread http://nhpr.org/post/local-unemployment-data-shows-recovery-widespread <p>The local jobs picture in New Hampshire continues to improve. New <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201312/Unemployment_12_26_13.pdf" target="_blank">data </a>out Thursday from N.H. Employment Security shows that all ten counties had lower unemployment rates in November than compared to the start of 2013.</p><p>The rate in Coos County remains the highest in the state, but it’s down 2.4% from last January.&nbsp; Cheshire and Strafford have each seen their jobless rates fall by 2 percentage points.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:45:30 +0000 NHPR Staff 40803 at http://nhpr.org MAP: Job Recovery By County http://nhpr.org/post/map-job-recovery-county <p>To get a glimpse of how each individual New Hampshire county is doing with regard to job recovery after the recession, check out the map below. The graphs cover the period from January 2008 through March 2013, the most recent numbers available.</p><p>What you're not seeing: Employment trends upward in the spring and summer months; final figures for 2013 will give us a clearer picture of where we are, but won't be available until next year.</p><p>[Click image to view larger.]</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:23:57 +0000 Sara Plourde 38862 at http://nhpr.org MAP: Job Recovery By County With A Little Help, N.H. Hopes Unemployed Can Create Their Own Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/little-help-nh-hopes-unemployed-can-create-their-own-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After citing the latest unemployment statistics, many media reports add a note about the number not including “discouraged workers.”&nbsp; Those are people who gave up after months of unemployment.&nbsp; But there is another, much smaller group of people who have decided to make their own jobs, by starting a business.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 38680 at http://nhpr.org With A Little Help, N.H. Hopes Unemployed Can Create Their Own Jobs Sequestration Hits Long-Term Unemployed In NH http://nhpr.org/post/sequestration-hits-long-term-unemployed-nh <p>The automatic federal budget cuts known as “Sequestration” will soon hit the long-term unemployed in New Hampshire.&nbsp; People who remain jobless for more than 26 weeks are eligible for federally-funded emergency unemployment benefits.&nbsp;</p><p>And those benefits will soon be cut.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:26:13 +0000 Amanda Loder 26173 at http://nhpr.org The Painful Reality Of Long-Term Unemployment http://nhpr.org/post/painful-reality-long-term-unemployment <p>A recent study from Northeastern University reveals a crippling catch- 22 for the long-term unemployed. <strong>Matthew O’Brien </strong>is an associate editor at The Atlantic who <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/the-terrifying-reality-of-long-term-unemployment/274957/" target="_blank">recently took a look</a> at the date and wrote about the gloomy prospects for people who’ve been too long without work.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:29:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25884 at http://nhpr.org The Painful Reality Of Long-Term Unemployment The Young And The Jobless http://nhpr.org/post/young-and-jobless <p>The International Labor Organization – or ILO -- announced last week that global unemployment has dipped to its lowest level since December 2008. However, the numbers don’t look nearly as promising for young people. An estimated 75 million people in the 15-to-24 range will be unemployed this year.&nbsp; The ILO warns that if these trends continue, a generation will be scarred by economic disadvantage.&nbsp; <strong>Mona Mourshed </strong>is Education Director &nbsp;for the McKinsey Center for Government , which is <a href="http://www.good.is/posts/infographic-three-critical-intersections-from-education-to-employment" target="_blank">studying youth unemployment</a>. Mona is co-author of the McKinsey&nbsp; report: <em>“<a href="http://mckinseyonsociety.com/education-to-employment/report/" target="_blank">Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works</a>.”</em></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:52:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23535 at http://nhpr.org The Young And The Jobless