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Idaho unemployment drops to 3.5 percent

The Idaho Department of Labor says it dropped one tenth of a percent from February's numbers.

Idaho's overall unemployment has dropped to 3.5 percent in March.

The Idaho Department of Labor says it dropped one tenth of a percent from February's numbers.

March marks the 78th straight month of over-the-year labor force gains. However, preliminary numbers for March show Idaho’s first labor force month-to-month decline in two years with a decrease of 600. With 500 fewer Idahoans unemployed and 600 fewer Idahoans in the labor force, the monthly decline in both unemployment and labor force helped lower Idaho’s unemployment rate to 3.5 percent.

Ada County's unemployment was listed at 3. 2 percent while Canyon County clocked in at 4.3 percent.

Twenty-two of Idaho’s 44 counties had unemployment rates above the state rate. Madison County continued to experience the lowest unemployment rate at 2.1 percent. Six counties experienced rates above 6 percent: Clearwater, up 9 percent; Adams, up 7.1 percent; Shoshone and Lewis, up 7 percent each; Benewah, up 6.9 percent; and Lemhi, up 6 percent.

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