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Idaho December unemployment rate edges up to 3.1%

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged between November and December, remaining at 3.3%.

The state’s labor force increased by 1,616 people (0.2%) to 975,560.

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Job opportunities around the state

Upcoming job fairs and hiring events in Idaho are in Burley (Feb. 13, 14 and 20), Post Falls (Feb. 21), Idaho Falls (Feb. 21), Caldwell (Feb. 29) and Meridian (March 2). Bring a resume and attend one in your area.

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Idaho Launch grant program available for students

Graduating high school seniors in the state of Idaho may be eligible for a grant paying up to 80% of their tuition and fees after high school, up to $8,000.

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Idaho’s April unemployment rate remains at 2.6%

May 19, 2023

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in April, unchanged from March.

April’s labor force – workers who are employed or unemployed but looking for work – increased by 744 people (0.1%) to 960,758.

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Website refresh makes Idaho’s labor market data more accessible

April 19, 2023

Idaho’s Labor Market Information website has enjoyed a refresh that coincided with migration of its data to a new platform — WordPress.

Idaho Labor Market Information includes analysis and data on wages, jobs and the economy. The data is used by businesses, job seekers, public officials, educators and students to make career and education plans, and strategic business and policy decisions.

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Idaho’s 2022 county estimates indicate population growth is slowing

March 31, 2023

Net migration was the driver behind 34,719 people added to Idaho’s population from July 2021 to July 2022, accounting for 88% of its growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released this week. The gains were mostly from domestic in-migration – people moving to Idaho from other states – rather than from another country or international in-migration.

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