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Idaho Employment

A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area in June 2021

Idaho's Rural-to-Urban Population Shift Continued in 2020

Idaho’s urban areas continue to see significant population growth according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recently released city population estimates for 2020.  

The Gem State had the fastest growing population in the nation — up 2.1% — between 2019 and 2020, with much of the growth occurring in Idaho’s urban areas. Nationwide, there are 3,093 cities with populations larger than 10,000. When those cities are ranked based on their percentage growth between 2019 and 2020, eight of the top 200 fastest-growing cities are in Idaho — Kuna (43), Post Falls (46), Star (55), Eagle (65), Meridian (70), Nampa (151) Ammon (167) and Caldwell (171) — all with growth rates ranging from 7.5% to 3.5%.



EMPLOYER FAQ: Am I obligated to notify employees when they separate from employment about the availability of unemployment compensation?

Yes. Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PL 116-127), employers must provide notification of the availability of unemployment compensation to employees at the time of separation from employment. Sample language for employers’ use in meeting this notification can be found on the Labor website in this PDF.

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Idaho’s May Unemployment Rate Drops to 3%

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Idaho Partners with Western Governors University to expand options for Idaho workforce 

Gov. Little Announces New Youth Workforce Development and Apprenticeship Program

Federal Financial Assistance Available for Small Businesses

SBA to Hold Educational Webinar in July 

May 2021

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