June 6, 2023 2:05 pm

Local News

New Hampshire Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.4 Percent

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Staff Writer

Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from March. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.

New Hampshire’s March unemployment rate was 2.4 percent, a 0.3 percent drop from February’s rate of 2.7. Additionally, the preliminary data shows about a 2,000 increase in jobs across New Hampshire with the largest increases coming from the financial activities, business, and hospitality sectors.  

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics state report can be found here

Forensic Hospital on Track, With a Higher Price Tag

The Department of Health and Human Services was before the Executive Council Wednesday with a second request to repurpose unspent federal money to cover higher-than-expected construction costs for a new forensic hospital.