Idaho’s unemployment rate stays under 3% mark

Idaho unemployment rate remains at 3.9%
Posted at 3:46 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 17:46:26-04

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho recorded a 2.8% unemployment rate for June, marking the 19th consecutive month the rate has stayed below 3%.

The Idaho Press reported Sunday that the state Department of Labor recorded job gains of 3% or more in four sectors last month.

The department says jobs in professional and business services grew by 5.9%, or 5,500. The manufacturing sector grew by 3.2%, or 2,200 jobs.

Jobs in education and health increased by 3.1%, or 3,300. The department says other services grew by 3.5%, or 900 jobs.

The state recorded about 28,700 online job openings, down from the more than 30,000 recorded in June 2018.

The national unemployment rate rose slightly from 3.6% to 3.7%.