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Analysis: This negotiating season, will teacher pay raises meet expectations?

Some teachers already know what kind of raises they can expect this year. In Nampa, administrators and union negotiators are just starting to talk about dollars. Idaho school districts and charters have a windfall for teacher salaries: in Nampa, the ...

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Idaho’s laborious reversal in March (access required)

Comparing March job statistics with February’s, Idaho had the third-worst decline in the number of people hired and the largest hiring rate decline in the nation. Nationally, the number of hires and the hiring rate “was little changed,” according to ...

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Biz ‘Bite:’ Ketchum puts affordable housing on ballot (access required)

Downtown Ketchum.

Ketchum is asking its residents to vote on May 17 to increase the city’s local options tax (LOT) and to use the funds raised to support affordable housing. As a resort community, Ketchum is one of the few municipalities allowed ...

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Idaho labor situation improves (access required)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its state data on April 20 for hiring and firing, updating the labor profile for Idaho through the end of February 2022. Unlike Idaho Business Review’s last look at the State Job ...

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Biz ‘Bites:’ Idaho hires and quits

Walmart is hiring again The pandemic economy was good to some businesses, like Walmart as one example. As a result, Walmart announced on March 16 that it’s hiring — again. In that announcement, Walmart said: “As we are in our ...

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Idaho quits and other labor trends (access required)

Idaho Labor Force Participation, Employment to Population Ratio, and Unemployment Rate from Oct 2019 to Oct 2021 showing that employment has mostly stabilized in Idaho

Is the “Great Resignation” in Idaho fueled by people quitting their jobs? The number of Idaho workers who quit increased every month for the period of July through September 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). At ...

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Panelists offer insight into growth, workforce, other challenges

Nine panelists tackled navigating four of the hottest, and possibly most pressing, topics facing nearly every Idaho business today: growth, development, wages and the workforce. This panel discussion — Idaho Business Review’s annual Forum on the Future event — took ...

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