Best year in a decade for New Hampshire jobs

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire economy added 10,700 new jobs for the 12-month period ending on June 30, a number not seen on a year-to-year basis in more than a decade. But not all sectors are growing at the same rate.

PHOTO: BJ Lanigan, a machinist at DEKA, works at a milling machine at the company’s Manchester Millyard headquarters. State labor officials project professional, scientific and technical services to be the fastest-growing labor category through 2016, growing by more than 5 percent and adding 1,677 jobs over two years. (UNION LEADER FILE)

“This is the best growth we’ve had for a while,” said Annette Neilsen, an economist with New Hampshire Employment Security, “and there are some (job categories) that are growing much faster than others.”

Employment Security released its most recent short-term forecasts on jobs last Thursday, and the pace of job growth is projected to slow down. For the period of late 2014 through late 2016, the state expects 14,197 new jobs.

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

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