Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Statistical changes in the works for Idaho Falls, eastern Idaho

Changes to the Idaho Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area and Combined Statistical Area will take effect in January 2014. These changes were made based on demographic shifts revealed in 2010 Census data.
The Idaho Falls MSA will include Butte County in addition to Bonneville and Jefferson counties.
The Idaho Falls CSA, renamed the Idaho Falls-Blackfoot CSA, is to include Butte, Madison, and Fremont Counties in addition to Bonneville, Bingham, and Jefferson.
The changes are expected to more accurately reflect the local economic picture and the accuracy of labor market information.