Idaho Employment Newsletter September 2017

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Idaho Employment

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

Idaho After Great American Eclipse

The total solar eclipse of 2017 has faded into history, but its effects most likely will be discussed and dissected for some time.


On Monday, Aug. 21, the total solar eclipse occurred along a 70-mile-wide path across the continental United States where the moon completed blocked the sun for about two minutes. In Idaho, the path of totality entered the state from the west at Weiser, passed through the mountainous Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and continued over Idaho Falls, Rexburg and Teton County.



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View of eclipse from Sturgill Peak Fire Lookout above Weiser during totality. Photo: Jordyn Neerdaels


$202,500 Grant Helps North Idaho College Train Certified Nursing Assistants

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Kootenai Health, Valley Vista and Northwest Hospital Alliance in northern Idaho, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) can now receive additional training essential in meeting community needs. When the need to have CNAs with advanced training as mental health assistants, as restorative assistants and as patient care coordinators was identified, these health care providers partnered with North Idaho College (NIC) to create professional instruction in these three health care specialties.



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Around Idaho: August 2017 Economic Activity

Idaho August Unemployment Rate Declines to 2.9 Percent


Idaho Economic Situation Report

August 2017


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