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Idaho unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in April

UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 7:18 p.m.

Idaho added more than 1,900 nonfarm jobs in April as the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.8%, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

Financial activities, construction, and education and health services experienced the largest monthly employment gains last month.

Trade, transportation and utilities, natural resources, manufacturing and information were the four industry sectors that experienced an employment decline.

Job growth in Idaho Falls was the fastest in the state with 800 jobs added from March to April.

Seasonal nonfarm jobs in Idaho increased 2.5% compared with April 2018, representing a year-over-year gain of 18,700 jobs.

Four of Idaho’s job sectors experienced gains of 3% or greater in the past year, with 4,400 jobs added in professional and business services, 2,300 in construction jobs, 1,400 jobs in other services and 1,200 jobs in financial activities.

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