Business is booming across Idaho, but the state's shrinking unemployment rate is proving to be a challenge for growing businesses.
While many local businesses are experiencing success to the point of expansion, filling openings has proven to be difficult as the number of hopeful candidates decreases with the unemployment rate. This was apparent at the Idaho Department of Labor's monthly job fair in Post Falls on Wednesday.
According to Stacey Hanlon, Senior Workforce Consultant at the Idaho Department of Labor, Wednesday's event had the lowest job seeker turnout in recent memory.
“We have about half the amount of job seekers that we normally see right now because unemployment is really low,” she said.