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Idaho’s employment rate remains below 3 percent during April

UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

From staff reports

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.9 percent in April, continuing an eight-month run at or below 3 percent.

The Idaho Department of Labor released the employment figures Friday.

The state’s labor force – the number of people 16 and older working or looking for work – increased by 1,242 people from March to April for a total of more than 849,000 employed.

In Kootenai County, the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in April, compared to 3.6 percent in March and 3.9 percent in April 2017.

Other April unemployment rates by county were: Benewah, 5.9 percent; Bonner, 4.3 percent; Boundary, 5.2 percent; and Shoshone, 5.6 percent.

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