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Idaho Unemployment Rate Climbs Slightly

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.

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Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

new  Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.