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Fri., Dec. 20, 2013, 9:35 a.m.

Idaho unemployment falls to 6.1%

Unemployment in Idaho dropped to 6.1 percent in November, posting the largest one-month decline on record; it was 6.7 percent in October. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that the drop in jobless numbers in Idaho was twice the national drop; the national seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 7.3 percent to 7 percent. And all 44 of Idaho’s counties saw unemployment drop in November.

Kootenai County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.4 percent to 6.6 percent; Bonner County dropped from 8.8 to 7.6 percent; Boundary County, 9.3 to 8.3 percent; Benewah County, 10.9 to 9.6 percent; and Shoshone County, 12.3 to 10.8 percent. Latah County’s jobless rate declined from 5.9 percent in October to 5.2 percent in November. You can read the Department of Labor’s full announcement here, and see the county-by-county rates here.

 




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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