University of Idaho Extension, Valley County U-Idaho Extension Image Map

Unemployment in September dipped below the September unemployment of last year with a full percentage point, and was the lowest since October of 2009. One thing to keep in mind, of course, is that some people have left the county to find jobs elsewhere as indicated in the labor force trends – graphs and additional details can be found in Unemployment data in Valley County.

Taxable sales in October were slightly higher than last year, but overall numbers are comparable to 2010. I added a trend chart to the page to show Taxable sales since 2005.

 November 2, 2011