A rather strange twist to the perceived economic woes that the NH December jobs report showed that the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 3.1 percent, close to full employment. NHPR had this story today and the question it raised was whether NH can continue on the recent pace of adding 5,000-7,000 jobs per year.
While thought provoking, the conclusions may be flawed. NH has many seasonal jobs especially in the Lakes region which could skew the numbers. On the whole though, I think it is safe to say that NH has fared better since the 2008 recession than most states.