Idaho Continues to Lead the Country in Job Growth
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – For six consecutive months, Idaho leads the country in job growth. The revised estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reflect the state’s job growth for April.
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent that month, declining one-tenth of a percent from March. Locally, Twin Falls County was at 3.1 percent, also declining one-tenth of a percent; and Jerome fell from 2.9 percent in March to 2.7 percent in April.
Total employment grew by more than 1,900 to 777,780 as the number of unemployed Idahoans dropped by 700 to 29,830, reads information by the Idaho Department of Labor. April was the 10th consecutive month that total unemployment declined.
The state’s non-farm payrolls increased by four-tenths of a percent, according to the department’s news release. Job gains in construction, professional and business services, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality offset declines in government and trade, transportation and utilities.
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