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Idaho’s unemployment rate remains at 2.9 percent

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged in July at 2.9 percent.

The rate continues an 11-month streak of 3 percent unemployment or less for the state, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

The department said four industry sectors exceeded seasonal expectations – leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, government, and professional and business services – for a combined increase of 2,400 jobs. The gains were countered by a decrease of 800 jobs in six other non-farm sectors.

In Kootenai County, the July unemployment rate was 3.5 percent. The rate in other North Idaho counties was: Benewah, 4.2 percent; Bonner, 3.9 percent; Boundary, 4.5 percent; Shoshone, 6.7 percent.


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