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Idaho unemployment rate hovers under 4 percent

From staff reports

Idaho reported a 3.8 percent unemployment rate in September, which was unchanged from August, according to the state Department of Labor.

About 2,000 jobs were added during that time. The leisure and hospitality industries had strong growth, bucking the typical trend of downsizing at the end of summer, state officials said.

Education and health services, construction, government, manufacturing and natural resources also added jobs during the month.

Kootenai County reported a 4.6 percent unemployment rate in September. Rates for other North Idaho counties were: Benewah, 5.9 percent; Bonner, 5.2 percent; Boundary, 4.6 percent and Shoshone, 6.7 percent.