idaho economy

Molly Messick/ Boise State Public Radio

Consumer spending is strong and unemployment is low, but some say some financial forces could signal a cooling of the economy.

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Tariffs and trade wars have been buzzwords for national headlines, but these issues also have an impact on local communities. Financial Analyst Jason Norris with Ferguson Wellman joins Idaho Matters to explain the effect of these issues on local communities.

Joshua Lindgren - BSPR

Cities in the Mountain West are seeing some of the strongest economic growth in the nation. That’s according to an annual analysis by the Milken Institute.


Matt Guilhem / Boise State Public Radio

This week in the Idaho Legislature, lawmakers spent time on budgets and human trafficking bills, while LGBTQ supporters came to the capitol to advocate for an anti-discrimination bill.

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Molly Messick / Boise State Public Radio

While Idaho’s unemployment rate is among the nation’s lowest, wages continue to lag far behind the rest of the country, according to a new study.


Research from the Climate Impact Lab shows that in the next 20 years, the number of days below freezing at major ski resorts could drop by weeks or months.