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JOB ALERT: Idaho Unemployment Rate Falls Again

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued falling in November, to a two-year low of 8.5 percent.

The three-tenths of a percent drop was the largest one-month decline since 1983.

The agency said Friday that employers maintained payrolls at higher-than-normal levels for November. Employers cut 2,300 jobs from October, less than half the average reduction during the
previous four years.

Over 3,000 more people were working in November than October, pushing total employment above 695,000 for the first time since April 2009. The number of unemployed fell to 65,000, the lowest in two years.

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