Idaho unemployment slightly higher for October

Published: Nov. 18, 2017 at 1:31 PM MST
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Idaho's unemployment rate increased to 2.9 percent in October.

In a news release the Idaho Department of Labor says the one-10th of a percentage point rise becomes the the first increase in the state's unemployment rate in eight years.

The agency says the total number of people with jobs in Idaho in October was about 804,000.