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November Jobless Rate Under 4% - Lowest in Nearly 7 Years
Above average employer payrolls and a declining labor force drove Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate below 4 percent last month for the first time since early 2008. Read more ...  (12/19/2014)

State data and average annual rates Excel | PDF
Preliminary county data Excel | PDF

Labor Tests New Data Source to Track Job Openings
The Idaho Department of Labor is testing a new data source to determine its value in tracking job openings across the state economy. The Conference Board’s Help Wanted Online program provides a monthly listing of tens of thousands of Idaho-specific job openings employers are trying to fill. The posting for these jobs are organized geographically by the six regions of the state down to individual cities. They are also organized by the specific employers seeking new hires and by the occupations they are trying to fill. Read more ...  
 Read the October job listings report   (11/26/2014)
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My Next MoveDo you already know the type of job in which you are interested? If not, will you know it when you see it? Or are you not really sure at all? Let us help you! My Next Move is specifically designed to help you determine the right career for you, and to help you find a job that you will enjoy.
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mySkills myFuture: Career One Stop
Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job. The mySkills myFuture tool lets you compare careers, find training, and search for jobs.
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2014 Targeted Employment Area Designation
Under section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §1153(b)(5), 10,000 immigrant visas per year are available to qualified individuals seeking permanent resident status on the basis of their engagement in a new commercial enterprise. Permanent EB-5 resident status is available to investors, either alone or coming with their spouse and unmarried children. Eligible aliens are those who have invested – or are actively in the process of investing – the required amount of capital into a new commercial enterprise that they have established. They must further demonstrate that this investment will benefit the United States economy and create the requisite number of full-time jobs for qualified persons within the United States. To find out more information about whether your area can qualify as a targeted employment area contact the Idaho Department of Labor.

The Idaho targeted employment areas outlined in this document are areas that fulfill certain economic requirements that distinguish between an investment of $500,000 or $1,000,000. Read more ... 01/22/2014

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Statewide 3.9%
(Seasonally Adjusted, Preliminary. November 2014)
1,612,136 (2013)
1,595,590 (2012)
1,584,985 (2011)
1,571,102 (2010)
1,554,439 (2009)
$36,146 (2013)
$35,142 (2012)
$33,677 (2011)

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