Idaho’s Over-the-Year Job Growth Tops Nation; Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

Idaho led the nation with a seasonally adjusted over-the-year (January 2016 – January 2017) job growth of 27,500 jobs and a growth rate of 4 percent – the fastest growth rate in the country.

Year over year, all of Idaho’s major industry sectors experienced job gains.  Construction led the way with 4,500 new jobs, up 11.3 percent. Financial activities followed with 2,000 new jobs, up 6 percent followed by a 1,300 job increase in other services, up 5.5 percent. The remaining sectors experienced growth rates above 2 percent.

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