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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. The agency says five of Idaho's major industry sectors recorded job gains of 4 percent or more compared to January 2017. Construction jobs topped that list with an increase of 8.7 percent...

Eye on Boise: Denney gets a do-over on his budget

Eight days after a stunned Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said lawmakers had “gutted” his budget, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee did a re-do, and relented on providing $1.2 million in one-time funds next year for an elections system technological upgrade.

February state tax receipts came in 36.3% ahead of forecasts

Idaho’s state tax revenues in February came in a whopping 36.3 percent ahead of forecasts, or $44.3 million ahead – marking the fourth consecutive month that general fund receipts have exceeded forecasts. Receipts have been ahead of forecasts every month so far this fiscal year...

Idaho’s October revenues took a hit as state made catch-up payment to Meridian developer

Idaho state tax revenues fell below forecasts in October for the first time this fiscal year, coming in $8 million short – and a quarter of the shortfall was because of an unexpectedly big one-time payment of $2.7 million to the developer of the giant Village at Meridian retail project. Idaho lawmakers first passed the STAR legislation...

Idaho unemployment drops to 3 percent, lowest since 2008

Idaho's unemployment rate fell to 3 percent in July. The Idaho Department of Labor in a news release Friday says that's the lowest level for the state since mid-2008. The agency says nonfarm jobs grew by 4,300 with the trade, transportation and utilities sectors accounting for...

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 of 2016.