Idaho’s unemployment rate edged up from 2.7% in August to 2.8% in September, the Idaho Department of Labor stated in its monthly jobs report.

September was the eighth consecutive month the state jobless rate has been below 3%.

In September, the labor force had gains in both employed and unemployed workers. The number of Idahoans employed or looking for work grew by 2,938 people (0.3%) to 959,734, the department reported. Total employment grew by 1,714 (0.2%) to 932,813. The total number of unemployed increased by 1,224 (4.8%) to 26,921. Labor force participation remained at 62.7%.

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