New and Expanded Challenges Facing Vulnerable Populations in New Hampshire

The COVID-19 crisis has had widespread impacts on life in New Hampshire, but the negative effects have been most severe on people who were already the most vulnerable. Certain groups of Granite Staters have historically experienced disproportionate health and economic challenges. Vulnerable groups in New Hampshire include older adults, people with disabilities, individuals with chronic ...

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 ...

The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enhances the ability of individuals and families with low incomes to purchase healthy and nutritious food. This federal program, which is known as the Food Stamp Program in New Hampshire, benefits nearly 40 million people nationwide.[i] Over two-thirds of participants are families with low incomes. The remaining beneficiaries include ...

New Hampshire’s Workforce, Wages, and Economic Opportunity

Updated September 16, 2019 The essence of a labor market is the workers in it. When an economy improves, it is often assumed that conditions for workers, including wages and job opportunities, improve as well. In the decade since the Great Recession, which officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009[1], New Hampshire’s economy has ...