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RICHARD S. BROTHERS, COMMISSIONER
DARRELL L. GATES, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
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It is necessary, periodically, to step back and take stock of the New Hampshire economy, and to
consider the questions, “Where are we?” and “Where are we going?”
Such analysis is important for a number of reasons. Elected officials need to establish workforce
and development policies and goals that are appropriate for New Hampshire conditions.
Industrial developers and local planning boards are concerned with the timing and types of
development planned for their communities. Workforce investment professionals desire to
know which occupations and skills are essential to meet the labor needs of New Hampshire’s
employers now and in the future. Business people, as they make decisions about where to
expand and invest, must be confident that the emerging labor supply will meet their needs.
Educational curriculum planners strive to design courses that are relevant and deliver the
knowledge and skills required by current and future workers. Individuals want information that
will help them to choose new careers or to refresh or transform their skills to meet the changing
demands of their jobs or the job market.
To fill these needs, New Hampshire Department of Employment Security and its Economic and
Labor Market Information Bureau offer this examination of the New Hampshire economy. It
provides detailed state economic analysis that is intended to inform workforce decisions.
I trust that you will find this publication both informative and useful as the people of