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Report: Seacoast Will Lead N.H. In Job Growth Over Next Decade

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The Seacoast area is expected to see the greatest job growth in New Hampshire over the next decade.

That’s according to a report issued Wednesday by the state employment office.

The report projects 10-percent job growth statewide, with 14.7 percent growth in the Seacoast region, while only 4.8 percent in the North Country.

The report cites the dispersed population and geographic isolation of the North Country as major reasons for its slow projected growth.

The Portsmouth area, however, has the largest share of total employment of all the state’s economic regions, the report finds.

The area also has the fastest projected growth rate in fields such as healthcare, technology, and business.

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