Hampshire: The over-6,000 Mount Washington in New Hampshire
bears the world's coldest wind chill factor, and the state is covered 84 percent
with timber. Its 1.3 million New England residents have a robust, diversified
economy where sensible bankers did not fall to the recession-causing subprime
lending debacle. Sitting south of Quebec, boiling for sugar from maple trees in
sap houses is a state feature.
Once based on textiles, and grain and paper mills, the state's economy has evolved
into manufacture of high-tech, electronic components in the area of Smart
Manufacturing/High Technology. Natural hotspots continue to support tourism and a
service industry, and health care, biotech and medical research have proven
New Hampshire had 5.1 percent unemployment rate December 2011. Construction, trade,
transportation, and utilities, and government sectors demonstrated substantial
State economists project 6 percent job growth 2011 through 2013, reflecting a total
of 20,000 jobs of which 75 percent represents openings from replacements. Job
seekers may have opportunities in the following expected growth occupations: food
preparation and service, 13 percent; healthcare support, 12 percent; service, 11
percent; healthcare practitioners and technicians, 9 percent; installation,
maintenance and repair, 9 percent; community and social service, 6 percent.
Additional information can be found regarding New Hampshire's
economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: New Hampshire Economy.