According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics New Hampshire has lowered its unemployment rate by 3.6 points through June. The 38,000 people who have returned to work drove the unemployment rate down from 15.4% to 11.8%.
No, it’s not a great place to be, but it is better and a sign of improvement.
Among New England State’s only Rhode Island did better, making the top ten. Vermont tied for 15th (dropping to 9.4%), and Maine landed at 22nd (for month-to-month improvement; to 6.6%, far better than NH but they never had as far to go as the Granite State).
Connecticut came in 45th with a 0.2 percent rise in unemployment (up to 9.8% which is better overall than NH), with Maskachusettes taking it in the rear at 47th. The Bay State’s unemployment rate rose by 0.8% from 16.6 to 17.4.
As improvements go we need to do that again, and again so yes, we have a long way to go and a short time to get there… I’m eastbound just watch ole’ Bandit run (Sorry).
No, I’m not.