Idaho leads the nation in employment gains

July 31, 2018

Boise – Idaho, along with Utah, leads the nation in yearly employment growth according to new data released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From June 2017 to June 2018, Idaho saw a 3.0 percent increase in total nonfarm employment. According to the BLS, 21,700 jobs were added in Idaho over the year.

“This is great news for Idaho workers and employers,” said Idaho State Republican Party chairman Jonathan Parker. “With Republican leadership, we are showing that fiscally responsible, pro-growth policies result in more jobs and a better economy.

“And once again, the Democrats’ negative, Down-on-Idaho rhetoric doesn’t hold up. While they promote California-style politics, Republicans are reflecting the Idaho values of lower taxes, responsible government spending and less burdensome regulations. Those are the values that make us great and will keep making us better.”