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Eye on Boise: Idaho state board picks a nonacademic to head Idaho State University

Idaho’s state Board of Education has named five finalists to be the next president of Boise State University, and all are academics with Ph.D. degrees. That might seem like a given, but the board’s recent pick to be the new president of Idaho State University in Pocatello doesn’t fit that description – Kevin Satterlee is an attorney, a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, who most recently has been chief operating officer, vice president and special counsel at BSU. He previously served as deputy attorney general for the Office of the State Board of Education.

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...

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.

Idaho unemployment drops to 3.1% in June, 4th straight monthly decline

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. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that while 25,351 Idahoans were listed as...

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 labor market even further.