Post-Recession Economy Will Likely Include More 'Underemployment'

Nov 18, 2013

Economic forecasts for New Hampshire have repeatedly predicted slow but steady job growth, for the US as a whole and for New Hampshire. A report last week suggested that the state won’t reach its pre-recession job level until spring of 2014.

But the number of jobs isn’t the whole story of how we work in New Hampshire, five years after the start of the Great Recession. Many workers who want full-time jobs can only find part time employment.

To learn more about involuntary part-time employment, or underemployment, we turn to Justin Young, a research assistant at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and the author of the brief “Underemployment in Urban and Rural America, 2005-2012.”