|By The Idaho Statesman|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
According to preliminary numbers from the
Total state employment is now at a record 728,600, according to a news release from the
The news isn't all rosy, however. Just less than 64 percent of Idahoans 16 and older are in the labor force, the lowest rate in 32 years.
- The number of workers without jobs in December fell to 44,000, more than 23,000 below the recession peak in
- The decline in the number of unemployed Idahoans has come with a significant reduction in unemployment insurance benefits. In December,
- For the year, total state and federal benefits of
- Ten of
- Twenty-seven counties recorded rates below 6 percent, up from 25 counties in November.
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