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Boise’s job market is one of the nation’s hottest

It seems like just about every data point you can think of points to a rapidly growing economy in the Boise area. Home prices. Apartment rents. Public attitudes.

The Wall Street Journal crunched a variety of data points, and says Boise has the 8th hottest job market among metro areas with less than a million people.

WSJ data visualization reporter Soo Oh broke down the numbers using Department of Labor data. Each metro area is scored on five factors: unemployment rate, labor force participation rate, labor force growth and wage growth.

Boise outpaced the national average in every mark, according to the analysis.

Boise job market data
WSJ analysis of job markets. Via WSJ/Soo Oh

You can see how Boise and other markets stack up in this interactive feature.

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Don Dayhttp://linkedin.com/in/donday
Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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