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

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

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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 highest level in four years

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6,100 Idahoans to be Without Unemployment Benefits

BOISE -- On the eve of Idaho's latest unemployment numbers, the Department of Labor has some bad news for thousands of Idahoans receiving unemployment benefits. KTVB-Tv reports by the end of the year 6,100 Idahoans who are receiving extended unemployment benefits will no longer get that money because Congress decided not to renew those extensions

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Idaho Unemployment Down

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials report Idaho's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in three years in July, falling to 7.5 percent. The Department of Labor released the new numbers Friday, saying Idaho was one of only two states to post a declining jobless rate last month

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Idaho Unemployment Payments Down

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's weekly unemployment payments have fallen below 10,000 for the first time since late November 2007. The Idaho Department of Labor says it made 9,645 unemployment payments last week, down over 400 from the previous week and down 4,000 from the same week a year ago

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Idaho Unemployment Down

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials say the number of unemployed workers in Idaho has dipped below 60,000 for the first time in nearly three years. Idaho's jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent in June and 59,000 workers counted as unemployed, or about 700 fewer than the previous month

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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

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits For Unemployed Idahoans To Expire Soon

(AP) - The state Department of Labor says long-term unemployment benefits in Idaho will expire after Dec. 31, though some jobless workers will be cut off sooner depending on when they started receiving the federal assistance. Agency spokesman Bob Fick says the jobless benefits are being scaled back because Idaho's jobless rate is improving and a new federal law is phasing out emergency assistance for long-term unemployed workers.

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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

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2011 Idaho Unemployment Benefit Payments Drop Dramatically

(AP) - The Idaho Department of Labor says unemployment insurance benefit payments dropped 33 percent from 2010 to 2011. The drop is a sign that the state's economy is leveling off after the recession.

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