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Idaho payrolls held steady through February, with the Gem State's unemployment rate remaining at 3.9 percent.
The Idaho Department of Labor reported Friday morning that February's total employment remained relatively flat with an increase of only 640 to 775,600. The number of unemployed workers dropped by approximately 320 to 31,080, according to the Labor Department.
Eighteen of Idaho's 44 counties had unemployment rates at or below the state rate of 3.9 percent. Clark and Madison counties reported the lowest unemployment rates in the state, with 2.6 and 2.7 percent, respectively. Lewis County had the highest unemployment rate of 8 percent.
The Boise metro area, including much of the Treasure Valley, reported a 3.7 percent unemployment rate while the city of Boise reported a 3.2 percent jobless rate.