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Idaho initial and continuing unemployment claims drop again

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 16:21:07-04

BOISE, Idaho — The number of Idaho residents applying for unemployment dropped by 4% last week as Idaho’s economy continues recovering during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Idaho Department of Labor said Thursday that applications for jobless benefits declined to 3,672, while the four-week moving average of new claims held steady at about 3,700. The agency also says that the overall number of people collecting unemployment dropped 12% to 11,500.

That’s the 19th week of consecutive declines since the pandemic entered Idaho in March and Republican Gov. Brad Little issued a stay-at-home order as infections surged.