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.