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Your source for labor market information for Idaho. Within this site you can find economic information to help you make informed decisions whether you are an employer or a job seeker, a student or an economic analyst.  
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December Jobless Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 7 Years
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell another two-tenths of a percentage point in December to a seven-year low of 3.7 percent. Read more ...  (01/23/2015)

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

Preliminary annual county data Excel | PDF

Idaho Occupations in Demand
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 most active employers seeking new hires and by the occupations they are trying to fill.The Conference Board, a Washington, D.C.-based business think tank, compiles job posting from 16,000 online job sources including traditional and corporate job boards to social media sites.
» Read the December job listings report   (01/23/2015)

My Next Move
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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2015 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 ... 01/26/2015

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Statewide 3.7%
(Seasonally Adjusted, Preliminary. December 2014)
1,634,464 (2014)
1,612,136 (2013)
1,595,590 (2012)
1,584,985 (2011)
1,571,102 (2010)
$36,146 (2013)
$35,142 (2012)
$33,677 (2011)

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