State publication sees big rise in elderly population

The state’s 65-and-over population will grow from 12 percent to more than 21 percent of the state’s total population between 2000 and 2030, according to the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security.

A new publication released by the agency discusses the anticipated changes in the demand and supply factors of eldercare resulting from this changing trends.

“This publication will help New Hampshire better prepare for changes affecting our older citizens,” Richard Brothers, Commissioner of the agency said of “Eldercare in New Hampshire – Labor Market Trends and Their Implications.”

While New Hampshire’s elderly population is expected to increase, its 18-to-24-year -old population is expected to decline, leaving the state to face a decline in labor market entrants.

“Eldercare in New Hampshire” is one in a series of occupational publications related to specific industries, occupations or economic issues affecting the state and will be available on the NHES website, — TRACIE STONE

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