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Idaho jobs pay nearly $11,000 less per employee than the national average (access required)

Whether your job is in the private or the public sector, chances are you're earning less than you would be elsewhere. A study by the University of Idaho said Idaho's workforce earns nearly $11,000 less for each employee than the national average. Author Stephen C. Cooke, an economist who retired from the University of Idaho in ...

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  1. Idaho is a high-tax, low-wage state…by design. It’s a business meme woven into the basic Idaho political template; a business model based upon a historic (farming & mining) and now, completely erroneous premise. If the world wants cheap or low cost, they can go to Asia, India, or Mexico.

    Continuing it into the 21st century is economic suicide, pure & simple. Unfortunately for Idaho, if they started to reverse the damage already done today, it would take 5-8 years to get back to “even”.