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UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Eye on Boise: Idaho state board picks a nonacademic to head Idaho State University

Idaho’s state Board of Education has named five finalists to be the next president of Boise State University, and all are academics with Ph.D. degrees. That might seem like a …


Idaho unemployment at 3 percent for 5th month in a row

Idaho’s unemployment rate in January for the fifth consecutive month remained at 3 percent.


Idaho’s revised 2017 unemployment rate is 3.2 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent for 2017, a slight revision from earlier estimates of 3.1 percent.


Idaho unemployment drops again, to 3.1%

Unemployment in Idaho dropped to 3.1 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month that the seasonally adjusted rate fell; it was 3.2 percent in May, and 3.8 percent in June …


Idaho labor force tightens as jobless rate scrapes bottom

Significant drops in the number of unemployed Idahoans and people looking for work pushed the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 3.4 percent in April, narrowing an already tight …


Idaho’s February unemployment remains unchanged at 3.6 percent

Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.6 percent in February. Both the number of job seekers and the number of positions available grew.


Eye on Boise: Correction officials considered firing squad

Bring back the firing squad as a means of execution in Idaho? That’s something the state Department of Correction has been exploring, as states continue to struggle to obtain drugs …


Eye on Boise: Former GOP Chairman Peterson confirms Thorpe’s exit

BOISE – Embattled former Idaho Republican Party Chairman Barry Peterson, who maintains he’s still the party chairman, confirmed Friday that he’s changed the locks at the state party offices and …


Eye on Boise: Advocacy group calls for expanding Idaho Medicaid

BOISE – The Idaho Community Action Network, a statewide nonprofit advocacy group with more than 2,000 members, issued a report last week calling strongly for Idaho to expand its Medicaid …


Idaho jobless rate falls

The unemployment rate fell in August across North Idaho and statewide, due in part to fewer people seeking jobs. The Idaho rate fell to 7.4 percent, down slightly from July, …


Eye on Boise: Hart’s Audi raises eyebrows amid bankruptcy

When tax-protesting state Rep. Phil Hart filed for bankruptcy amid federal and state claims that he owes more than half a million dollars in back taxes, penalties and interest, papers …


Eye on Boise: Welcome to our new Olivias, Williams

BOISE – Idaho’s most-popular baby names in 2010, according to the newly published state vital statistics report: Olivia and William. Placing second: Emma and Samuel, with Sophia and Logan right …


Eye on Boise: Six receive state Medal of Honor

It was an evening last June when an EMS crew from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department was dispatched to a scene where a vehicle had crashed into a home. Firefighters …


Idaho job data has bright spot

Employment in most North Idaho counties fell last month, with Boundary County the notable exception. The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday released a county-by-county breakdown of employment statistics, having …


Temp worker hiring increasing in area

Spokane-area staffing companies say they’re seeing a gradual uptick in hiring similar to job gains reported across the country. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday said staffing firms placed …


Spokane area seeing rise in temp worker hiring

Spokane-area staffing companies say they’re seeing a gradual uptick in hiring similar to job gains reported across the country.


Jobless aid outstrips fund

BOISE – Idaho has borrowed more than $51 million from the federal government since July 1 to bail out its unemployment insurance trust fund, despite a 70 percent tax rate …


Regional experts wary about trend in unemployment rate

Although some economists said slippage in the national July unemployment rate to 9.4 percent might be a sign the recession may have reached bottom, state and local economists were more …


Idaho unemployment highest in 25 years

Seasonally adjusted unemployment in Idaho rose half a percentage point in June, to 8.3 percent. It’s the highest jobless rate since October 1983, the state Department of Labor said today.