Apr. 25, 2016

Idaho is No. 1 in U.S. for job growth since March 2015

Idaho has ranked No. 1 in the nation for job growth in the past year, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Idaho was among 37 states that had a statistically significant increase in employment between March 2015 and March 2016.

The steepest rise was in Idaho, where employment grew 3.6 percent.

Mar. 18, 2016

Meridian sees strong job growth in high-paying sectors

When 24/7 Wall St. measured the health of cities' job markets in November 2015, the report highlighted Meridian's job market, which saw twice as much growth than the national job market from 2012 to 2014. “Everything in Meridian has been performing well,” Ethan Mansfield, the southwest Idaho regional economist with the Department of Labor, told My Meridian Press. “There's a strong growth in the low-paying jobs...but there's also strong growth in the high-paying jobs, too.”

Jun. 20, 2016

Kiplinger Ranks Idaho The Hottest Job Market

The Gem State is home to booming tech and aerospace industries, as well as military bases that boost spending in surrounding areas. And as Idaho attracts more residents from other states, companies both old and new are expanding here: wireless data company Cradlepoint is growing quickly in Boise, and agribusiness firm J.R. Simplot will hire 600 for a new processing plant in nearby Kuna.

There are plenty more opportunities: Micron Technology, a semiconductor manufacturer, will add 200 jobs in Boise when its plant expansion is completed in early 2017. Yogurt maker Chobani is expanding its plant in Twin Falls. And American Food Equipment is building a new manufacturing facility in Caldwell.

Jan. 13, 2016

Idaho Ranked by Forbes Magazine as One of the Top States for Job Growth in 2015

Idaho was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one the top states for job growth. The states were ranked according to new job growth in the first three quarters. Idaho’s job growth was tied with California’s at 3%.