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Eric Fleming Sr., CEO and President of Polydamas LLC, Lenore, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Fleming, a recognized leader …

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The Orofino Idaho Department of Labor office will be hosting an informational job fair event for State Hospital North, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, in the conference room at 416 Johnson Ave.

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Idaho REALTORS®, the voice of Real Estate in Idaho, is announcing its six scholarship recipients for 2021. The scholarship recipients are attending an Idaho college or university in the fall, and earned the awards through academics, achievement, and community service.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 40 Idaho counties and neighboring counties in Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Dis…

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Looking for work? The Idaho Department of Labor will feature local employers who are hiring now, at a Job Fair Tuesday June 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., drive-thru or drop-in at the front parking lot of the Department of Labor Office at 416 Johnson Ave. and speak with employers about current empl…

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April 2020 was the worst period of joblessness caused by the pandemic, and the region’s unemployment rate spiked to 10.9%, its highest rate since the severe recession of the early 1980s. Now, its rate is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.

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Idaho Senator Jim Risch and the Idaho Department of Commerce have teamed up to relaunch the second annual Support Local Gems initiative, which will serve as an all-day event to support Idaho small businesses as they come off a year of significant challenges.

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North central Idaho continues to recover from the Covid-19 economic downturn. Its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.0% in February to 3.3% in March. The rate remained above the near-record low of 3.0% a year earlier, in March 2020, but far below the coronavirus peak of 11.3% …

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Employers across the U.S. report difficulties recruiting workers. The problem is especially intense in Idaho, where unemployment rates are lower and employers are trying to add jobs faster.

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The Idaho Association of Counties, Association of Idaho Cities, Association of Idaho Highway Districts and the Idaho School Boards Association recently launched an educational platform to help Idahoans understand what local governments do, it’s called Keep It Local Idaho. To help people bett…

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Filing income taxes doesn’t have to be intimidating. Get tips for completing your federal and Idaho tax returns at a free webinar from the Idaho State Tax Commission and the federal Taxpayer Advocate Service.

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Nationwide, and here in North Central Idaho, no other industrial sector has experienced more devastation from coronavirus than the leisure and hospitality sector—which includes restaurants, bars, lodging, and amusement and recreation. In the 31 weeks that began March 15 and ended Oct. 17, 30…

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Idaho Secretary of State Lawrence Denney, along with the other members of Idaho’s State Board of Canvassers, Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf, and Idaho State Treasurer Julie Ellsworth conducted the official state canvass for the 2020 General Election. The canvass of votes is the officia…

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Record growth in the state’s seasonally adjusted labor force increased September’s unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, up from 4.2 percent in August. The labor force is up by 22,129 (+2.5 percent) to 918,644. As a result, the number of unemployed increased by 18,806, even as total employment c…

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U.S. seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment was 7.6 percent lower in August than February. Idaho jobs dropped 1.8 percent—the smallest drop among all 50 states. In six states, job cuts were greater than 10 percent.

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Coronavirus continues to throw surprises at North Central Idaho. Its seasonally adjusted unemployment jumped from 4.1 percent in August to 6.2 percent in September, according to statistics released today by the Idaho Department of Labor. All of the region’s counties had sharp increases in un…

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Local manufacturing businesses and jobs have experienced a resurgence in recent years that needs to continue for our state’s livelihood and connection to the global economy.

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North Central Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.8 percent in July to 4.9 percent in August. Unemployment rates fell in all of the region’s counties, as the economy continued to recover from the coronavirus shutdowns. The recovery has only partially restored the econom…

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North Central Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 9.0 percent in May to 5.6 percent in June as about 2,800 people returned to their jobs as the reopening continued. June’s improvement followed May’s improvement, which pushed the unemployment rate down from its peak of 11.…

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Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) will administer $1,401,000 in CARES Act Recovery Assistance funds awarded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help North Central Idaho communities and businesses respond to economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. …

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North Central Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 9.0 percent in May to 5.6 percent in June as about 2,800 people returned to their jobs as the reopening continued. June’s improvement followed May’s improvement, which pushed the unemployment rate down from its peak of 11.…

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USDA’s Farm Service Agency will now accept applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal, expanding the options available to producers to apply for this program, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronav…

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Commissioners for Orofino Planning and Zoning Department met June 16, to discuss the possibilities for re-zoning the property above the Orofino Elementary School and the new Clearwater Historical Museum to the left of the top of Bartlett Street.

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Unemployment rates in North Central Idaho fell from 11.3 percent in April to 9.1 percent in May as many people returned to work as the lockdown began ending. The rate remained more than three times higher the 2.7 percent in March.

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No event has ever had such a massive, sudden impact on Idaho’s economy as the COVID-19 economic crisis. Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate soared from a record low 2.5 percent in March to a record high of 11.5 percent in April. With the lockdown phasing out in late May and early J…

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Unemployment rates in North Central Idaho soared from near record lows in March to near record highs in April. The region as a whole saw its unemployment rise from 2.7 percent in March to 11.4 percent in April. That was considerably higher than the Great Recession peak of 8.6 percent in Sept…