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Pocatello’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Idaho

The Pocatello metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Idaho, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Idaho earns grade of B for manufacturing health

Idaho received a grade of B on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Blaine County’s $3,558-per-month cost of living is the highest in Idaho

Residents of Blaine County need to make $3,558 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Idaho.

Idaho’s public pensions are 60.1% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Idaho’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 60.1 percent of the total, the 37th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Idaho disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Idaho is $26,604, study finds

College graduates in Idaho have an average debt burden of $26,604, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 25.8% of total state, local levies in Idaho, study finds

State income tax revenues in Idaho represent 25.8 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Idaho scores 72.2 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Idaho earned a score of 72.2 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Idaho ranks 4th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Idaho finished fourth lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Idaho pension plans are 91% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Idaho public pension plans stands at 91%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Owyhee rated least livable among Idaho counties, study finds

Owyhee was ranked Idaho’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Idaho ranks 11th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Idaho ranked 11th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$308,265 in annual income gets you into Idaho’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $308,265 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Idaho, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Idaho ranks 37th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Idaho ranked 37th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Idaho ranks 37th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Idaho ranked 37th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Idaho ranks 38th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Idaho ranked 38th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Idaho has 32nd highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Idaho finished 32nd in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

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