Unemployment in NH now pays better than working for many
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Posted on 4/29/2020 by
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Someone who made the statewide average of $452 a week working in a New Hampshire clothing store in February would receive $849 a week in unemployment today.

Welcome to the world of pandemic economics.

Because of the supplemental $600 weekly federal payments, lower-wage workers actually are earning more on unemployment right now than they did while working, said Richard Lavers, deputy commissioner at New Hampshire Employment Security.

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