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NH Business Newsreel: NH jobless rate stays at 2.8 percent


May 17. 2017 9:43PM


CONCORD — New Hampshire’s unemployment rate for April stood at 2.8 percent, the same as March.

The April 2016 rate also came in at 2.8 percent. April saw 731,530 employed residents, an increase of 380 from the previous month and an increase of 6,010 from April 2016. The number of unemployed residents increased by 400 over-the-month to 21,410, which was 260 more than in April 2016.

From March to April 2017, the total labor force increased by 780 to 752,940. This was an increase of 6,270 from April 2016. The unemployment rate nationally for April stood at 4.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage point from the March rate, and a decrease of 0.6 percentage points from the April 2016 rate.

Mathnasium gets a new owner

MANCHESTER — Scott Methe recently took over ownership of Mathnasium in the North Side Plaza, 79 Bicentennial Drive.

The learning center, which helps students understand and master math, hosted a grand re-opening Wednesday. Methe purchased the business after the former owner retired in February.

“I was fortunate to inherit a well-running center with proven results and dozens of great reviews from current and former parents,” said Methe, who earned a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, according to a news release. He is seeking “community and business partners with mutual interests in helping local students learn to appreciate math.”


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