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Fri., March 22, 2013, 1:32 p.m.

Kootenai County Jobless Rate: 6%

Kootenai County’s unemployment rate fell to 6 percent last month. That is nearly as low as in the summer of 2008, when the Great Recession was beginning to grip the Northwest. The February rate dropped from 6.4 percent in January and was nearly 2 percentage points lower than one year ago. Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.2 percent in February, the lowest rate since December 2008, the Idaho Department of Labor said today. While employers in most private-sector industries hired more workers than usual for the month, total employment in the state fell by 400, department spokesman Bob Fick said/Scott Maben, SR. More here.

Question: Do you know anyone who has gotten employment recently, after looking for work for quite awhile?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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