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Published Wednesday Jul 12, 2023

Author Matthew J. Mowry

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The share of teens who say they would rather start their own business than have a traditional job. Forty percent say they are considering a career as a social media influencer. Hmmmm, good luck with that.

Source: Sixth annual JA Teens & Personal Finance Survey, Junior Achievement and Citizens

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The pandemic may have been a boon overall for launching businesses, but NH’s rank among the top 10 states with the highest rate of business failures suggests work is needed. In fact, 25.2% of NH’s businesses fail within their first year, compared to 20.8% nationally. 

Source: LendingTree’s annual business survival rate report based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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1 in 4 

American workers who report experiencing weight discrimination in the workplace.

Source: survey of 1,000 workers




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The projected increase in statewide employment between 2020 and 2030, with NH’s workforce needs expected to grow from 675,600 jobs to 726,500.

Source: NH Economic Conditions, April 2023, NH Employment Security, Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau 








Did You Know?housing data illustration

The NH Department of Revenue distributed $1.4 million in tax relief  in 2022 through its Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program. This year, single homeowners making up to $37,000 per year and married homeowners making up to $47,000 per year can apply for relief no later than June 30.

Source: NH Department of Revenue,

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