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Do you remember Idaho's unemployment rate just as the recession was being noticed? It was 3%. The National Bureau of Economic Research said the great recession started in December 2007 and ended in June 2009. Since those declarations, Idaho's unemployment rate climbed to its peak of 8.8% in August 2010. By August 2011 it had dropped to 8.4%, and by August 2012 it was down to 7%.

Gov. Brad Little Says Idaho's Unemployment Backlog Should Be Cleared Soon

About a thousand people in Idaho are still waiting for the department of labor to resolve their pending unemployment claims. Governor Brad Little says the backlog should be cleared up by next week.