A report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of the New England region shows improvements during the first three months of 2016 over the same period in 2015. This includes:
- Nonfarm payrolls expanded in every state of the region, with growth rates ranging from 0.8% in Connecticut to 1.8% each in Massachusetts and NH.
- New Hampshire's population grew 0.2% between 2014 and 2015, slightly below the New England average of 0.3%, but better than Connecticut, Maine and Vermont, which all lost population.
- Existing home sales in NH increased 15% in the 12 months ending March 2016 over the previous 12 months, though average prices remained flat.