Despite High Child Care Tuition, Early Childhood Educators Receive Low Wages And Programs Typically Earn Little Profit

Traditional economic theory postulates that when supply is low and demand is high, prices increase. As the supply of a good or service increases to become readily available relative to the demand for it, prices begin to decrease. The child care industry, however, does not function as traditional economic theory would suggest. In New Hampshire ...

Prevalence of Poverty Among Granite Staters and New Hampshire Counties From 2018 To 2022

Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey provide insights into the economic conditions facing, and resources available to, New Hampshire residents. Data averaging responses over the five-year period from 2018 to 2022, published in December 2023, allows for more statistical certainty for measurements among smaller population groups than the annual data.

Construction and Homebuilding in New Hampshire

The construction of new housing units in New Hampshire is critical to the growth of the state’s workforce.1 Residential building construction and specialty trade contractors, which may subcontract with residential construction firms, employed a combined average of approximately 24,500 private-sector workers in New Hampshire throughout 2022.2

Child Care Funding in New Hampshire and One-Time Federal Investments

Since State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016, over $555 million in federal and State funding has been, or is currently being, deployed by New Hampshire to support the child care sector. Of those funds, $145.9 million (26 percent) are one-time federal relief dollars associated with the COVID-19 pandemic that have either already expired or will expire ...