Idaho Recovers, Sort Of

Jun 6, 2012

By one measure, Idaho’s economy has regained the ground it lost in the recession.

The state’s real gross state product (translation: the total value of all goods and services produced in Idaho, corrected for inflation) was greater in 2011 than it was in 2007.  That’s according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

It’s the first time the state’s real GSP has surpassed pre-recession levels.  Real GSP came in at just under $51.5 billion last year, $36 million higher than the 2007 total.

What’s important to note is that Idaho is producing more with less.  Click here to continue reading...