Idaho Employment Newsletter January 2017

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Idaho Department of Labor

Idaho Employment

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

January 2017

Defining Rural Idaho Presents Challenges

Idaho is comprised of 44 counties – seven urban and 37 rural – as classified by the Idaho Department of Labor. Idaho fits snugly between economic urban powerhouse states Washington and Oregon and more rural neighbors Montana and Wyoming. The geographic placement of Idaho creates a unique situation.



rural changes chart

Other Stories

Around Idaho: December 2016 Economic Activity

Bigelow Tea Receives $59,000 Workforce Grant to Retrain Workers

Idaho Economic Situation Report

November 2016


Statewide Unemployment Rate



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