NH job projections: fewer teachers, more nurses

Aug 02, 2017

BY: Citizens Count

According to a July report from New Hampshire Employment Security, every industry in New Hampshire will see job growth through 2018 – except education. 

According to the agency’s short-term projections, from the end of 2016 to the end of 2018 New Hampshire will lose 500 teaching jobs.

Most other industries will see only small job growth.  Some exceptions are the construction industry (expected to gain about 1,000 jobs), administrative and support services (expected to gain about 1,200 jobs), and health care (expected to gain about 2,900 jobs).

These changes reflect, in part, New Hampshire’s aging population.  As the number of senior residents outgrows the number of children living in New Hampshire, there are fewer students in public schools, which means fewer teachers are needed.  Meanwhile, more health care workers are needed to provide care for aging residents. Click here to learn more about the challenges of New Hampshire’s aging population. 

The job growth in the health care industry also reflects a shortage of qualified workers in health care.  Click here to learn more about efforts to make sure New Hampshire has a qualified workforce. 

Do you think these industry projections are accurate?  Let us know in the comments.


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