Expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in New Hampshire

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), established in 1975, provides assistance to working individuals and families with low incomes. In 1997, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) was enacted to provide additional assistance to families with children. These programs provided significant financial relief to individuals and families, in the form of refundable and non-refundable tax credits, ...

Public Benefit Navigators Can Help Granite Staters Access Federal Assistance and Support the Economy

New Hampshire has a historic opportunity to support both immediate and long-term economic prosperity and help build an equitable recovery that fully includes struggling Granite Staters. About one in four New Hampshire adults, or approximately a quarter of a million people, found it somewhat or very difficult to pay for usual household expenses in early ...

Uneven Employment Impacts and Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis

Economic conditions overall have vastly improved since the initial swift and severe impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. However, the uneven impacts of the pandemic on certain groups of workers and industries, and the recovery not yet reaching all of those most affected, has resulted in lingering economic challenges in New Hampshire. Proactive policy solutions and ...

Challenges Facing New Hampshire’s Workers and Economy During the COVID-19 Crisis

This year has posed unprecedented challenges to New Hampshire’s workers and economy. The COVID-19 pandemic and crisis has contributed to significant changes in employment and has impacted the economic security of many Granite Staters. Despite positive trends in employment and the other indicators, which continued into early 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in ...

Inequities Between New Hampshire Racial and Ethnic Groups Impact Opportunities to Thrive

Access to resources varies substantially between Granite Staters, and inequities in that access among racial and ethnic groups in New Hampshire indicate that both historical and present-day limitations diminish opportunities. New Hampshire is not immune to national trends that impact the lives and livelihoods of many U.S. residents, particularly relative to incomes for Granite Staters ...