December Sets Record For Employment


By Brittany Cooper

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) More Idahoans are finding work as the state set a new record in December.

Last month more residents landed jobs than any other month in the past two decades. The total employment is a record 728,600 and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.7%, the lowest in five years.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates around 3,800 Idaho workers found employment in December.

Plus, 27 recorded rates below 6%, up from 25 counties in November.

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