Washington D.C.—Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the State of New Hampshire will receive $10,467,073 in unemployment insurance (UI) modernization incentive funds through the Department of Labor. These funds will be administered by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security to pay unemployment benefits or, if appropriated by the legislature, for administering its unemployment insurance program or delivering employment services. This money is made possible by the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“New Hampshire recognizes the importance of helping workers who have entered the workforce recently and lost their jobs through no fault of their own,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Especially now, when jobs are harder to find, it is essential that these workers receive the benefits they deserve.”
“With the recent news that unemployment in New Hampshire jumped to 6.2% in March, these funds are critical,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “These funds are needed now more than ever to help people through these difficult economic times.”