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Idaho Unemployment Drops
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.1 percent in September, in part because more people are leaving the workforce. The Department of Labor said Friday that 720,600 people were employed in September — the high…
Millions Lost to Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho employers facing high unemployment insurance costs can, in part, blame those who get fraudulent benefits. Getting that money back can often prove fruitless. The Idaho Department of Labor has clawed back some $24.8 million since 2007, but more than $20 million is still…
Unemployment Up Just a Hair
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state Department of Labor says Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percentage point to 7.8 percent in May, ending a string of nine straight monthly declines. The agency says more people entered the job market while hiring slowed in much …
Idaho Unemployment Rate Drops Again
(AP) The Idaho Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December fell to 8.4 percent, the lowest level since September 2009. The state's unemployment rate has dropped for five straight months, and fell from 8...
Magic Valley Officialsl Visit Chobani Factory
(AP) Representatives with the Idaho Department of Labor and College of Southern Idaho plan to visit the headquarters of New York-based Agro Farma this week.  They want to learn what kind of skills workers will need at a Chobani yogurt plant that will create 400 jobs when it opens sometime next …
Idaho Unemployment Rate Drops
Idaho's unemployment rate dipped to 9.2 percent in August, down from 9.4 percent in July.  The state Department of Labor released the latest jobless numbers Friday.  While Idaho posted its lowest unemployment rate since May 2010, the agency says 70,000 workers were still without jobs …