Category: Economy

Record Job & Wage Gains!

American & Idahoan workers are winning big under Republican leadership! Just like here in Idaho where workers are benefiting from pro-jobs, pro-growth Republican policies, workers across American are winning again, too! New numbers show that “job growth blew past expectations in October and year-over-year wage gains jumped past 3 percent for the first time since…

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Idaho Unemployment Rate Hits a Record Low!

Idaho’s economy continues to thrive under Republican leadership. Workers are especially benefiting as our unemployment rate reached a record low of 2.7 percent in September. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Idaho’s unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the country, set a series low since the Bureau started its state series in 1976….

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Idaho Metro Areas See Healthy Economic Growth

Sept. 19, 2018 Boise – Idaho’s six major metropolitan areas had Gross Domestic Product growth above the national average in 2017, according to new numbers released yesterday by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, is the total value of goods and services produced in a one-year period. Here are the…

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Idaho 6th in the Nation for Rainy Day Funds

A recent Pew Research analysis shows that Idaho is one of the most fiscally healthy states in the nation. Idaho ranks 6th for number of days it could run on state “rainy day” funds, and is one of 26 states whose rainy day fund balances surpass pre-recession levels. “Republican leadership is paying off well for the people of Idaho,” said state GOP chairman Jonathan Parker.

Nope, Idaho’s Not a ‘Scroll-Down State.’ Lots of Positive Stats Refute the Negative Spin!

Most of us know Idaho is a great place to live, work and raise a family. You may not get that impression from some of the negative news coverage, or from the Down-on-Idaho Democrats who call Idaho a “scroll-down state” and spend most of their time trying to make Idaho look bad, but Idahoans are making great strides — on jobs, economic growth, education, quality of life, and more!

Three Idaho cities rank in Top 100 job markets study: Pocatello, Idaho Falls & Boise among best places in U.S. to find work

July 25, 2018 Boise – In case you missed it, last month the career website Zippia published its analysis of 2018’s best job markets. Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Boise all ranked in the top 100. Zippia explained how it determined its rankings: “To find the metros with the best job markets in the country, one…

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U.S. Jobless Claims at Lowest Rate Since 1969

July 19, 2018 More great news for American workers today, as reported by Bloomberg: Unemployment lines across the U.S. last week were the shortest since December 1969, according to a Labor Department report Thursday that showed an unexpected drop in filings for jobless benefits. With a tight labor market and employers trying to find skilled…

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