Bringing the Economy Home


Waiting For Recovery: Idaho's Economy In 4 Charts


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Much like the nation, Idaho’s post-recession recovery has been slow and bumpy.

In areas like the housing market, Idaho has shown repeated positive signs since StateImpact started keeping track in 2011.  Idaho’s hardest-hit sector, construction, is also making a steady, albeit slow, comeback.

As this chart shows, Idaho’s unemployment rate is also continuing its trend downward.

However, Idaho still isn’t seeing a positive change in three areas.

Median income hasn’t rebounded…

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Idaho’s poverty rate continues to increase…

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

And more people are using food stamps than ever before…

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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