It’s a good news day in New Hampshire! First of all, it’s getting warmer and warmer out there. More importantly, a series of recently released studies put a spotlight on some great things about our fair state.
An eBay Classifieds infographic puts New Hampshire at the top of the list for places with hot job markets. eBay Classifieds compiled a map of the country of the states that are the best places to find employment. “New Hampshire has the lowest crime rates in the country, the fourth lowest unemployment rates, and the ninth highest personal income per capita, making it the most economically buoyant state in the country,” said the analysts.
The Small Business Association also reports that New Hampshire’s small businesses are key to the state’s well-being. They account for a significant share of the state’s economic production and hiring equaling 54.0% of private-sector jobs in the state.
New Hampshire is also recognized as a Healthy state by America’s Health Ranking reports. (I don’t think it is because of the maple syrup but feel free to support the local economy by stocking up.) You can even see individual counties compared using the Wellness reports released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Even though our state motto of “Live Free or Die” can be described as fierce and defiant, New Hampshire was just rated the second most peaceful state in the United States by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
To view a copy of the Ebay Classifieds report, visit http://blog.ebayclassifieds.com/2011/03/17/state-of-jobs/
To view the SBA Facts NH 2010 report – visit http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/nh10.pdf.
To view the Health and Wellness Rankings, visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/new-hampshire and http://www.americashealthrankings.org/yearcompare/2009/2010/NH.aspx
To view the first US Peace Index report, visit http://www.visionofhumanity.org/info-center/us-peace-index/