Idaho Employment Newsletter August 2016

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Idaho Employment

A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area August 2016


Idaho’s International Students Make Significant Economic Impact

International student enrollment around the country has helped shore up enrollment at many colleges and universities while pumping money into local economies.


Analysis shows that sponsored foreign students add more than $98 million to Idaho’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and create as many as 1,565 jobs – 582 direct jobs in the education sector and 983 additional jobs across various industry sectors due to the indirect effect of inter-industry spending and the induced effect of household spending.



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In-State Students More Likely to Work in Idaho after Graduation than Out-of-State Students

One year after graduation around 77 percent of in-state residency students who graduated from a public Idaho college or university between 2010 and 2014 were working in Idaho jobs compared with 39 percent of out-of-state students according to research conducted by the Idaho Department of Labor.

The other 23 percent of in-state graduates either left to work in another state, took a federal government job, joined the military or worked in some other kind of self-employment category. In some cases, they may still be looking for work in their field, continuing on to graduate school or to another educational program.



Other Stories

Around Idaho: July 2016 Economic Activity

Northwest Cosmetic Labs Receives $246,000 in Training Funds

GoGo squeeZ Manufacturer Receives $500,000 to Train Nampa Employees

Caldwell Manufacturer AMFEC Inc. Receives Nearly $200,000 to Train Employees

Idaho Economic Situation Report July 2016

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