Each quarter the NH Developmental Services Employment Data Report (EDR) is published by Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS), in partnership with the NH Employment Leadership Committee (ELC). The information is gathered from the 10 Area Agencies. A copy of the EDR can be found on the DHHS, BDS website at: www.dhhs.nh.gov.

In the first quarter of FY2020, 89 new jobs were started in the state; 1,450 jobs were retained, and 144 jobs ended, 14.9% of which were due to seasonal employment. Compared to the prior quarter, New Hampshire realized a 4.3% increase in the total number of jobs and a 2.4% increase in the number of workers. Average earnings and hours worked per week saw very modest increases, while the number of workers with two or more jobs grew by 13.4%. The number of adults receiving services also increased by 1.5%. Statewide average wages were slightly above minimum wage, with a statewide hourly wage of $8.91. Average wages within some regions were as high as $10.09 an hour.

The employment rate for individuals with disabilities in the state also increased. As of this quarter, 33.3% of individuals served by Area Agencies were employed by traditional wages (excluding self-employment), with rates in some regions as high as 44.9%.

Here in the Monadnock Region, there are 150 employees holding 179 jobs who are measured in the report. Average hours worked per week was 13.5, with average wage of $9.02 per hour.

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