Economist: NH to lose 13,000 more jobs

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An economist predicts that New Hampshire will lose another 13,000 jobs before the economy bottoms out a year from now.

Dennis Delay previewed his forecast for New Hampshire on Wednesday, a day before the New England Economic Partnership is to release its forecast for the region.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Delay says even the state’s strongest sectors – health care and education – will lose about 1,000 jobs combined before things hit bottom.

Hampshire has fared better in the recession than New England as a whole and the nation. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.3 percent compared with a national rate of 8.9 percent.

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