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Idaho’s January unemployment rate down to 2.7%


For Immediate Release: March 13, 2023
Media Contact: Craig.Shaul@labor.idaho.gov or John.Panter@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in January, edging down from the revised 2.8% rate in December.

December 2022’s unemployment rate was revised down from 2.9% due to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual benchmarking process. This realignment of labor market variables is not an indicator of any changes in the state’s economy. (More information about the benchmarking process can be found below.)

January’s labor force – workers who are employed or unemployed but looking for work – increased by 1,593 people (0.2%) to 956,389.

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Idaho 7th youngest state in the nation, swapping spots with Nebraska


For Immediate Release: Dec. 20, 2022
Media Contact: Jan.Roeser@labor.idaho.gov

Idaho continues to be one of the youngest states in the nation with a median age of 36.8 years, ranking seventh according to recently released results from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017-2021 American Community Survey.

This is an increase of 3.1% from the previous Census demographic survey, which covered the 2012-2016 population of the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico’s median age grew the fastest at 9.4% and North Dakota was the slowest with no change.

Other data on age, workforce characteristics, income, migration, and housing and households reveal more information about Idaho’s populace.

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Idaho Department of Labor earns recognition from Tableau


For Immediate Release: Dec. 6, 2022
Media Contact: Salvador.Vazquez@labor.idaho.gov

The Department of Labor’s research team has earned recognition for the visual way they display Idaho’s weekly unemployment claim data on Idaho’s labor market information page.

The department received the recognition from Tableau, a visual analytics platform that uses data to solve problems. Labor’s charts and data were featured on Tableau’s website as an example of an interactive government data visualization during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Feb. 23 Online Seminar Features the Benefits of Labor Market Information for Businesses


For Immediate Release: Feb. 15, 2021
Media Contact: Clinton.Renn@labor.idaho.gov

Southeastern Idaho employers are invited to a free Zoom seminar Feb. 23 exploring labor market information and what it can mean for employers. The seminar runs from 9-10 a.m.

Discussion will focus on components of the labor market, current trends in the region, state and the U.S., labor market shortages and a tour of the Department’s labor market information website – lmi.idaho.gov.

In addition, employers will meet Matthew Paskash, Idaho Department of Labor’s new labor economist for southeastern Idaho, covering Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. He replaces the previous economist, Esther Eke.

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