Fewer Idahoans, nearly 6 percent, are working today than in 2007 before the Great Recession began. State-by-state analysis of employment data, from calendar year 2007 to fiscal year 2014, show only two other states have seen a greater workforce decline among 25- to 54-year-olds. "In 2007, before the recession 83 percent of people between 25 and 54 in Idaho, were employed," says Pew director of economic health Jeff Chapman. "And in the most recent 12 months for which we have data, through June 2014, only 77.3 percent of people in that age group in Idaho were working"/Emilie Ritter Saunders, Boise State Public Radio. More here.
Question: Is this a result of the Great Recession or politics?