The Idaho Department of Labor is not involved in the implementation of President Biden’s mandatory COVID vaccine and testing program for employers with 100 employees or more. The program will be administered by OSHA, a federal agency of the US Department of Labor. Early implementation details can be found on the White House COVID-19 Plan page.
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Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percent from July to 2.9%.
August was the first time Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped below 3% since March of 2020. The state’s previous streak of unemployment rates under 3% lasted for 26 months – from February 2018 to March 2020.
Idaho’s population grew 17.3% in the 10 years since the 2010 Census, which was the second-fastest rate nationally, to Utah’s first-place growth of 18.5%. During the decade, the state netted 271,524 new residents through natural increases and in-migration internationally and from other U.S. states. After Utah and Idaho, the top five growth states included Texas, North Dakota and Nevada.
Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism has received a $1,409,832 grant from the federal AmeriCorps to fund Idaho AmeriCorps programs in 2021-2022. The grants will support the service of 209 AmeriCorps members statewide. AmeriCorps members give a year of intensive service, on a full-time or part-time basis.
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8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 23
Centennial Job Corps Campus, Nampa
2 p.m. March 18
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Brad Little, Governor
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