IN FEBRUARY: Carol Shea-Porter said, "Our goal with the stimulus is to reduce unemployment rates. ... This will happen because the stimulus money will be used for building infrastructure," she said, "and this will create jobs in New Hampshire." (Union Leader, Feb. 5, 2009)
TODAY: Jobless rate stays at 6.8 percent . . . 50,600 New Hampshire residents who were looking for work last month didn't have jobs
“Carol Shea-Porter has some explaining to do. Where are these jobs she promised after supporting the trillion dollar stimulus bill? Shea-Porter’s record of taxing, spending and borrowing has failed to boost the economy and create jobs. Instead, the result is bigger government, higher taxes and backbreaking debt.” – Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesman
AP: NH jobless rate stays at 6.8 percent in July
CONCORD – New Hampshire's unemployment rate remained at 6.8 percent for July.
The state Department of Employment Security says that the seasonally adjusted rate was unchanged from June and a full 3 points above the rate in July a year ago.
In numbers, 50,600 New Hampshire residents who were looking for work last month didn't have jobs. That's nearly 23,000 more than in July 2008.
The national jobless rate for July was 9.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from June.