The state's workforce grew by 1,100 workers this November to 803,534. The Labor Department said that there were 803,534 people on Idaho payrolls last month, edging the labor force participation to about 64 percent.
Idaho is expected to reveal its unemployment numbers in two weeks. In October, the Idaho Department of Labor reported the Gem State had held steady with its jobless rate of 4.2 percent. The city of Boise's unemployment rate for September was 2.6 percent.
"I get called ‘Officer Dustin’ by almost every refugee that I encounter. And I don’t know if it’s just because there’s a comfort and a trust level there, but I know that the previous refugee liaison officer was called ‘Officer Shelli.’”