Idaho's Jobless Rate Goes Up Again, National Numbers Remain Steady


Idaho's unemployment rate bumped up in October to 9.1 percent, a rate not seen since April 2010. It's the third straight monthly increase. Idaho's jobless numbers peaked in February at 9.5 percent.

Bob Fick, spokesman for the Idaho Department of Labor, said Gem State employers remained cautious about the economy's future, hiring fewer new workers than during any other October since record keeping began in 1998.

The October job listing report from the Washington, D.C.,-based Conference Board found Idaho had one job listed for every three unemployed workers in October.

Nationwide, the October unemployment rate remained unchanged, holding at 9.6 percent for the third month in a row.