The State of Working New Hampshire 2009

Source: Allison Churilla, Carsey Institute, Issue Brief no. 15, Summer 2009

From the press release:
Among the key findings:

• New Hampshire workers’ median wage, $17.25 in 2008, was lower in 2008 than in any of the previous five years. Hourly wages of low-wage workers declined by seven percent over the last five years.

• Full-time workers now form a smaller share of the state’s labor force, which now comprises of a growing share of involuntary part-time workers, due to layoffs and cutbacks.

• Job growth in New Hampshire has outpaced all other New England states since 2000, but manufacturing jobs continue to disappear.

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