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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…
CenturyLink Workers Approve Strike
DENVER (AP) — CenturyLink workers in 13 states in the West and Midwest are authorizing a strike, if union leaders and the telecommunications company can't reach a contract agreement. The Communications Workers of America said Monday that more than 88 percent of those voting backed the act…
Exodus of Idaho Workers
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.4 percent in August, in part because fewer people are looking for work. Idaho lost 2,600 workers from its labor force between July and August and more than 5,500 over the summer — the largest three-…
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...
House Passes Raise For State Workers
House lawmakers supported a 2 percent, across-the-board pay hike for state workers, while lamenting not having more for employees who've seen their wages cut nearly every year since the 2008 recession.
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...