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Idaho has ranked No. 1 in the nation for job growth in the past year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Idaho was among 37 states that had a statistically significant increase in employment between March 2015 and March 2016.
The steepest rise was in Idaho, where employment grew 3.6 percent. That is seasonally adjusted and does not include farm jobs.
The runners-up were neighboring Oregon and Utah, both at 3.3 percent; and Tennessee and Washington state, both at 3.2 percent.
North Dakota and Wyoming lost a significant percentage of their jobs.
This isn’t Idaho’s first time at the top. The Gem State’s employment growth rate has dominated rankings in the past year.