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Underemployment statistics sour unemployment news (access required)

The Idaho Department of Labor got to share a bit of good news when it reported that June’s unemployment dropped – albeit slightly – to 7.7 percent in June. But the department also reported some not-so-good news this month: The underemployment rate for 2011 was 19.9 percent, a 5.7-point jump from 2010. It’s tempting to remind ...

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