Idaho's unemployment is holding steady at 2.7 percent
Posted: 4:00 PM, Nov 16, 2018
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<p>In this Oct. 1, 2015 photo, a shopper walks past a store with a "Help Wanted" sign in the window, in New York. The Labor Department said Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 that jobless rates fell in 27 states, rose in 11, and were unchanged in 12 states. Employers added jobs in 35 states, while employment fell in 14. Montanaís job total was flat last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)</p>
The Idaho Department of Labor on Friday said the state's unemployment rate in October was the same as September and is the 14th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.
The agency says the number of people in the state age 16 or older working or looking for work is at 853,444.
The agency says total employment is 830,616, and that 22,828 people are seeking work.
The labor force participation rate is 63.5 percent.
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