Idaho Employment Newsletter February 2017

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Idaho Department of Labor

Idaho Employment

A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area
February 2017

Idaho Income Trends Show Post-Recession Rise

Idaho’s population has grown since the last recession, rising to 1.65 million people in 2015, a 5.3 percent increase since 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of households increased by 3.6 percent from 2010 to close to 590,000 in 2015 according to American Community Survey one-year estimates. Much of the growth has been concentrated in southwestern Idaho due to the expanding Boise metropolitan area. How has income fared in the same time period?

 

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Pop, Per Cap Trends

Eastern Idaho Construction Future Looks Bright

Only a few weeks into 2017 and it is already looking like big change for eastern Idaho. As 2016 came to a close a hefty number of building plans were solidified and in 2017 they will come to life. As the construction industry and housing markets are still recovering from the 2008 recession, eastern Idaho is seeing an unfamiliar jump in infrastructure expected in the next few years.


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Around Idaho: January 2017 Economic Activity


Idaho Economic Situation Report

 

Idaho Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.7% in December


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December 2016

 

Statewide Unemployment Rate

3.7%

 

Number of Employed

784,200

 

Find more labor market statistics on our website at lmi.idaho.gov.