The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the Gem state has stayed steady at 3% for January. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, it is the fifth consecutive month at that rate. Nonfarm jobs went up by 500 in January to 728,600.
Idaho’s labor force and employment levels in November had the largest monthly gains for all of 2017, according to information from the Idaho Department of Labor. The department has not yet released December’s numbers.
A special job fair is set for Thursday in Twin Falls specifically targeting veterans. The Idaho Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their local office with area companies looking to hire people who have served in the military.
More than 60 employers will be at a job fair in the Treasure Valley hoping to recruit candidates to fill job openings. The Idaho Department of Labor announced the Made Here! Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Wednesday.
Idaho’s governor has appointed a new head of the state department of labor after the previous director resigned. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter appointed Melinda Smyser on Friday to head the Idaho Department of Labor. Smyser is the regional director for U.S. Senator Jim Risch and a former state senator from Parma.