Idaho’s forecasted unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.1 percent in October.
The rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher than a month before and the same as October 1996.
Panhandle unemployment remained unchanged between September and October at 7.7 percent. The rate decreased from October 1996, when unemployment was at 8.1 percent for the five northern counties.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.