New Hampshire’s economic damage from pandemic not as bad as many other states, analysis shows

New Hampshire ranks in the bottom half of states in terms of economic exposure to the coronavirus, coming in at 31 out of the 50 states, according to WalletHub analyst Jill Gonalzez.

WalletHub compared the economic exposure to coronavirus using two metrics. The first is “highly affected industries and workforces” and double weight is given to the accommodations, food service, arts, entertainments and recreation industries.

The unemployment rate reached a high of 16 percent in April of 2020 as businesses shut down because of the novel coronavirus pandemic according to figures from New Hampshire Employment Security. A year later the unemployment rate was 3.0%, according to figures released
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