More than 1 in 5 employees still out of work in some New Hampshire industries

More than 1 in 5 employees still out of work in some New Hampshire industries

Detailed claims data released by the state show deep job loss – including more than half of ground transportation workers receiving continuing unemployment claims.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious economic damage in New Hampshire.

But detailed claims data from the state’s unemployment office show some industries are hurting far more than others.

In the passenger ground transportation industry, which includes buses, taxis, ride hailing services and other driving jobs, nearly 60% of employees have filed continued unemployment claims, according to New Hampshire Employment Security.

Three other industries – food services and drinking places, personal services, and accommodations – have more than 1 in 5 workers filing continued unemployment claims.

Regardless of industry, it’s clear New Hampshire business owners need certainty now more than ever.

To provide greater certainty – and get more Granite Staters back to work – state lawmakers should repeal the automatic business tax hike now looming over small businesses across the state.

 

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