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News Release

For Immediate Release
March 3, 2020

Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121

January Jobs Report Shows New Hampshire Economy Continues to Grow

Concord, NH – Today, New Hampshire Employment Security released the January 2020 jobs report, which shows that the state's labor force increased by 1,610 over the past month to an all-time high of 778,190. Following release of the report, Governor Sununu issued the following statement:

"New Hampshire's thriving workforce will serve as a solid foundation for further economic development, situating the Granite State well ahead of the rest of the country," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Our pro-growth, pro-jobs focus has proven a success, improving the quality of life for both New Hampshire families and the businesses that call the Granite State home."

758,250 New Hampshire residents are now employed, an increase of 8,650 in the past year. The labor force has grown by 9,360 in the past year.

Today's jobs data follows earlier reports of positive economic indicators, which show that New Hampshire is the number one state for economic freedom  pdf file, has the lowest poverty rate in the nation over the last three years, is the most popular place in the Northeast for millennials to locate themselves, has more people working  pdf file than ever before, and is the number one state for taxpayer return on investment.

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Office of Governor Christopher Sununu
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