Stories tagged: idaho department of labor
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
Idaho added more than 1,900 nonfarm jobs in April as the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 2.8%, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019
Idaho’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.9% in March, but seasonal non-farm jobs experienced the third fastest year-over-year growth rate in the nation, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Idaho’s unemployment rate in September dropped to 2.7 percent.
Fri., June 15, 2018
The May unemployment rate was 3.4 percent in Kootenai County. Over the past 12 months, the Coeur d’Alene metro area has added about 1,900 jobs.
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018
Officials expect the construction and related expansion work for the FBI data center in Pocatello will create about 500 direct jobs and 160 indirect jobs.
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.9 percent in April, continuing an eight-month run at or below 3 percent.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
The first bill of this year’s Idaho legislative session is a tax cut for Idaho employers that was proposed and widely supported last year, but got killed in the cross-fire …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in September, reflecting ongoing hiring by the state’s employers, officials said.
Fri., March 24, 2017
Idaho’s unemployment held steady in February at 3.6 percent while the state led the nation in job growth for the sixth consecutive month.
Wed., March 22, 2017
About 170,000 job-seeker accounts set up through the Idaho Department of Labor were compromised in a computer hacking March 12-13, the agency said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
The Idaho House on Monday killed legislation from the state Department of Labor to allow it to conduct FBI background checks on certain employees, even though the bill sponsor warned …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Idaho’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.8 percent in November – the same rate reported since July.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Lawsuit says Idaho agency fired whistleblower, used its subpoena power to go after his personal cell phone records
The Idaho Department of Labor used subpoena powers granted for specific purposes to instead obtain a whistleblower employee’s personal cell phone records, then fired the employee over the results of …
Fri., March 25, 2016
Idaho’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in February, remaining unchanged for the third month in a row.
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
Idaho finished 2014 with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent in December, which represents a seven-year low, according to preliminary state forecasts.
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
BOISE – It took Roger Madsen most of this month to clean out his office in downtown Boise. He had to dig through 19 years of papers, like a one-page …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
The unemployment rate fell in August across North Idaho and statewide, due in part to fewer people seeking jobs. The Idaho rate fell to 7.4 percent, down slightly from July, …
Sat., Aug. 18, 2012
Idaho’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in July, a three-year low. That’s down from 7.7 percent in June, the Idaho Department of Labor reported Friday. In Kootenai County, the …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2012
WALLACE – Mark Miller’s baby girl is just learning how to crawl. She has three rambunctious older brothers, ages 2, 7 and 9. Miller hopes he can find a job …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012
A year-long closure of the Lucky Friday Mine could reduce income in the Silver Valley by more than $25 million, state officials said.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011
BOISE – Idaho’s Department of Labor will start intercepting federal tax refunds headed to more than 5,000 Idahoans next year, to recover nearly $10 million in unemployment benefit overpayments due …
Sun., Jan. 30, 2011
BOISE – Job opportunities for teachers in Idaho are relatively good and, based on projections, will likely continue to be that way, educators and state officials said. A growing state …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010
With more room inside, more parking outside and a central location, the Idaho Department of Labor this past week opened its new facility at 600 N. Thornton Ave., north of …
Mon., Sept. 6, 2010
Labor Day celebrates our work force – the nurses, teachers, retail salespeople, laborers, lawyers and librarians; in short, all of the workers who fuel the nation’s economic engine. The holiday, …
Fri., June 4, 2010
The state Department of Labor says the unemployment rate posted a decline for the third month in a row, falling to 9 percent as Idaho employers took on more workers.
Fri., Nov. 6, 2009
The unemployment rate in October rose to 8.9 percent in Idaho and 11.1 percent in Kootenai County. In some rural corners of North Idaho, one in five working-age persons is …
Fri., June 5, 2009
Idaho’s unemployment rate jumped to 7.8 percent in May, a 22-year high. Nearly 5,600 workers lost their jobs last month, pushing the statewide total to 58,300, the Idaho Department of …
Sat., Feb. 7, 2009
Unemployment benefit payouts in Idaho have hit new records almost every week since November began, the state Department of Labor reported Friday. The situation has created a dramatic drain on …