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Idaho jobless increases

Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in August, the one-tenth of a percent increase from July the first since a two-tenths rise in February, the state Department of Labor said today.

Total employment fell to 688,700 from 690,100 in July. Unemployment rose to 67,400 from 66,900.

In August 2009, 685,800 had jobs, and the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent.

The 1,000 jobs added by private employers in August was the second lowest total for the month since record-keeping began in 1997.

The department said it would release county and city breakdowns Sept. 17.

 

 




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