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Candidates Face Different NH Landscape
« on: July 06, 2003, 09:20:42 pm »

Candidates Face Different NH Landscape
HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press
Posted on Thu, Jul. 03, 2003
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/6224648.htm

The face of New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state, has
changed since the presidential election of 2000. Unemployment has nearly
doubled. Independent voters are more numerous. Blue-collar jobs are on the
decline. The new economic and political landscape presents a challenge for
the Democratic presidential candidates.
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By the numbers, New Hampshire remains one of the country's wealthiest
states, with a per capita income of $34,334, the 6th highest, according to
the most recent figures released in 2002. There is no personal income tax or
general sales tax, which makes it attractive to its growing population of
1.3 million.

In 2000, New Hampshire was like many states, enjoying the economic good
times with a surge in high-paying, high-tech jobs and a low unemployment
rate of around 2%. Today, the unemployment rate is nowhere near the national
figure of 6.4%, but it has increased to 3.9%.

Since 2000, the state has lost 20,000 manufacturing jobs. The fastest
declining occupations are the blue-collar jobs of textile machine operators,
shoe and leather workers and sewing machine operators...
...
Politically, the proportion of independents among New Hampshire's 690,159
registered voters has increased, from 36.5% to 37.7%. Republican strength
has held steady at 36.7% but the number of Democrats has dropped, from 27%
to 25.6%. Independents can vote in the primary.
...
New Hampshire state government:
http://www.State.NH.US
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Re:Candidates Face Different NH Landscape
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2003, 09:24:31 pm »

Great post, skypod!

It appears to solidly refute the myth of "massive statist immigration."
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Re:Candidates Face Different NH Landscape
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2003, 09:38:00 pm »

That's funny... The same day the article was compiled, the Bureau of labor statists issued a report on NH unemployment...

It's fallen from 5 to 3.9% since December 2002....

http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.NH.htm

JM
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Re:Candidates Face Different NH Landscape
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2003, 04:02:46 pm »

well at least we know the 3.9% is correct LOL :)
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