Although we may scoff at the opinions of our elected officials, we know that there are state employees who can be relied upon to provide accurate non-biased information. An example is Sam Wolkenhauer of the Idaho Department of Labor. As the Northern Regional Economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, Mr. Wolkenhauer has addressed the club before. He always offers accurate, up to date information. This Friday, Sam Wolkenhauer from the Idaho Department of Labor will elaborate on how Idaho and our our economic region are doing during this current growth trend. Bring your questions and a friend for this informative discussion.
As recently as April 20th, in a CDAPRESS article entitled ‘Tight Labor Market Pinches Employers’, Sam reported that the Kootenai County Unemployment rate was at 3.7 percent. He further stated that “The labor situation is very tight right now, and it’s very difficult for employers to find people to bring on with the unemployment rate so low.” So in this booming economy are salaries also increasing? Is the standard of living increasing? Come to the Democratic Club, and find out.