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NH Council Votes to Increase Unemployment Benefits

The New Hampshire Advisory Council on Employment Compensation voted unanimously on legislation to increase unemployment benefits.
CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Advisory Council on Employment Compensation voted unanimously on legislation to increase unemployment benefits.

A press release says the proposal would increase benefit amounts across nearly all benefit levels. The majority of the increase will be focused on individuals who had annual earnings of $11,000 to $37,500 per year.


“The New Hampshire business community deserves a great deal of credit for the health and solvency of our unemployment trust fund," New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan said. "While these benefits are intended only as a partial, temporary bridge to help Granite Staters following an unexpected job loss, benefit amounts need to be sufficient to help our friends and neighbors avoid financial crisis, and I thank the Advisory Council for supporting this common-sense increase.”

New Hampshire is near the bottom in New England on how much it pays unemployed individuals. The last time unemployment benefit payments were raised in New Hampshire was in 2002.
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