Stories tagged: Idaho unemployment
Fri., July 21, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
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 …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 10:23 a.m.
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 …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
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.
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
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 …
Sun., June 22, 2014
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 …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
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 …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
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, …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
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 …
Sun., April 22, 2012
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 …
Sun., May 22, 2011
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 …
Tue., Nov. 23, 2010
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 …
Sat., June 5, 2010
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 …
Fri., June 4, 2010, 5:49 p.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2009
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 …
Sat., Aug. 8, 2009
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 …
Thu., July 2, 2009, 1:22 p.m.
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.