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Idaho unemployment drops for 8th straight month, falls to 7.9%

Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent in March for the first time in two and a half years, the Idaho Department of Labor reports. The drop to 7.9 percent was the eight straight month that the state's jobless rate fell; more Idahoans found work in March than in any other month since October of 2006. You can read the full announcement from Labor here.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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