Despite ‘Go-On’ Campaign, Fewer Idaho High School Students Head To College:
Idaho’s go-on rate apparently is going downward. That’s the startling, sobering message… read more here
Idaho leads the nation in minimum wage workers.
More Idaho workers earned minimum wage in 2012 than in any year since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started keeping track a decade ago. The Idaho Department of Labor reports 7.7 percent of Idaho hourly workers earned $7.25 an hour or less last year. That’s up from 5 percent in 2011. The new data show Idaho has the largest share of minimum-wage workers in the country. http://stateimpact.npr.org/idaho/2013/02/27/idaho-leads-nation-in-minimum-wage-workers/
The educational attainment of Idahoans drops significantly after high school.
Of the 50 states, Idaho ranks 21st in High School graduates, but falls to 39th place when it comes to earning a Bachelor’s Degree, and falls even further to 42nd place in earning advanced degrees. –U.S. Census Bureau
Idaho’s Workforce Has Shrunk More Than Most States
Fewer Idahoans, nearly 6 percent, are working today than in 2007 before the Great Recession began. Read story here.
Idaho Women Have Lowest Median Incomes In The Country