This was the first time in 2 1/2 years statewide unemployment dropped below 8 percent, as more Idahoans found work than during any other month since October 2006.
In the Idaho Falls Labor Market Area, the rate was 6.3 percent, down one-tenth of a percent from February and two-tenths of a percent from March 2011. The Rexburg area posted a rate of 6.2 percent.
The tenth-of-a-point decline in the jobless rate to 7.9 percent marked the eighth straight month that Idaho’s rate has fallen. It is now a full percentage point below the recession-era high in July 2011.
To read the full report from the Idaho Department of Labor, follow this link: http://labor.idaho.gov/news/NewsReleases/tabid/1953/ctl/PressRelease/mid/2527/itemid/2425/Default.aspx
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