Idaho's Jobless Rate Remains Unchanged

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Idaho shadowed the national unemployment trend in July with an unchanged rate. Just over 66,600 Idahoans were listed as unemployed, representing an 8.8% jobless figure, the same as June. The rate peaked at 9.5% in February and had been steadily falling until July.

July 2010 saw about five thousand more Idahoans unemployed compared to a year ago, when the statewide jobless figure was 8.2% Hiring in July was 9% below July 2009, a record low since new hire statistics were first compiled.

Nationally, the July unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.5%.

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