After declining, Idaho jobless rates rise

December 3, 2013 

PATRICK DAVIS

Eleven of the 44 counties had higher unemployment in October 2013 than in the previous October, but the statewide rate was still up slightly — 6.7 percent compared with 6.6 percent in 2012. Idaho businesses reported hiring nearly 20,000 people in October, the second-highest total for any month since December 2007. Nearly all of the jobs were replacement jobs.

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