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Workforce participation rate continues to drop

The workforce participation rate is falling and economists don’t know why. The rate is a measurement of how many individuals above the age of 16 are working or seeking work. The rate has dropped from 66 percent to 62.9 percent, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. That's about 8 million people who have exited the workforce. “We’re ...

About Benton Alexander Smith

Benton Alexander Smith is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering the Idaho Legislature, new business, technology and financial services.