New hire total stays steady in March



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The number of newly hired employees reported by New Hampshire businesses topped 20,000 in March, the second month in a row that number has been reached, according to the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.The agency said 20,022 new hires were reported in March, about 75 fewer than those reported in February, but 8,184 ahead – or 69 percent – ahead of the 11,838 new workers reported in March 2009.Year to date, a total of 50,853 new hires have been reported through March, about 45 percent more than the 45,476 workers that were recorded in March of 2009.The agency tracks the data monthly through W4 forms submitted by employers, which are required by law to report new hire information. — CINDY KIBBE/NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

 

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