NH Jobless Rate Climbs in July

Posted by jcashman

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s jobless rate inched up in July to 5.2 percent with 1,620 people joining the ranks of the unemployed.

New Hampshire Employment Security said Tuesday that is an increase of 0.3 percent over the June rate, but still lower than the 5.9 percent jobless rate in July 2010.

The agency said 38,290 New Hampshire residents were unemployed last month. There were 9,300 fewer local government jobs in July. Republican House Speaker William O’Brien said that was partially offset by 6,100 new private sector jobs. Most were in the hospitality industry. O’Brien said New Hampshire is in a difficult transition as government cuts spending.

House Republican Leader D.J. Bettencourt attributed the drop in government jobs to the “post-stimulus hangover” as the jobs end with the end of the federal aid.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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