Contact Us

Idaho’s Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Rate in Five and a Half Years

Dmitry Kalinovsky, Thinkstock

What is the unemployment rate in Idaho?  Associate Press reports:

BOISE (AP/KTVB) — Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped another tenth of a percentage point in February to 5.3 percent, the lowest rate in 5 1/2 years.

That decline came as the participation rate – which is the percentage of the population 16 and older working or actively looking for work – fell a tenth of a percentage point to 63.7 percent.

Idaho’s participation rate dropped below 64 percent last October – the first time in over 30 years – and has been gradually sliding since.

Nationally the unemployment rate ticked up a notch in February to 6.7 percent, while the participation rate held steady at 63 percent.

The state Department of Labor says Idaho’s unemployment rate has been below the national rate for over 12 years.

Best of News Radio 1310

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Loyal Listener Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Loyal Listener Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.