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A new survey by ManpowerGroup reports strong opportunities for Boise jobs during Spring 2015.

ManPowerGroup surveyed 18,000 employers around the country, asking about their plans to add staff, reduce staff, or remain at current employment levels during the Spring 2015 quarter (April through June).

The study’s results indicated that 32% of Boise Area employers plan to add additional personnel during the quarter.

Interestingly, the study ranked Boise above Seattle and other major U.S. cities for Spring 2015 employment prospects.

e-mail me if you would like a copy of the complete survey.

Source: ManPowerGroup

 

Idaho’s Population Growth Continues

According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released recently, Idaho’s population increased more than 1.3% during 2014.

The increase was the 9th strongest growth in the U.S. and the strongest population growth Idaho has experienced since 2008.

After rising by more than 21,000 people in 2014, Idaho’s estimated population now stands at 1.6 million.

Idaho’s low cost of living and quality of life are often mentioned as driving factors for that increased in-migration.

Idaho’s population has grown by more than 20% in the past decade.

According to IRS data, former California and Washington residents comprise the largest percentage of new Idaho residents, followed by Oregon and Utah residents.

Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida are also significant sources of new Idaho Residents.

 

Boise Named #1 Best City For Singles

It’s somewhat amazing and amusing that Boise keeps appearing on all sorts of “Top 10” or “Best City” lists.

The latest one?

Boise has been named the #1 Best City For Singles” in a survey by WalletHub.

Yes, you read that right, that respected pinnacle of accurate survey results ~ WalletHub!

The survey ranked 150 U.S. cities using criteria that included percentage of singles, restaurant meal costs, per capita night life opportunities, mobile dating options, and other dubious elements.

I’m really curious how they gathered their research data, but that’s a topic for a future post.

Boise ranked as the best city for singles in the country, followed by Madison, Wisconsin and Denver, Colorado.

In case you’re wondering, Hialeah, Florida ranked next to last.

Yonkers, New York came in dead last.

Source: WalletHub Survey

 

Boise Idaho Named Boomer Favorite

Boise Idaho has been named as one of the top U.S. real estate markets positioned to see an influx of baby boomer homebuyers.

The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) analyzed population trends, housing affordability, and local economic conditions across the U.S. to determine housing markets most likely to see a boost in sales from baby boomers.

Boise was identified as a top standout market, based on solid job growth, share of self-employed workers, and affordable home prices.

The study also mentioned Boise’s dynamic local economy, adequate housing supply, and a lower cost of living.

According to a NAR generational study of homebuyers released earlier this year, baby boomers represented 30% of all homebuyers, had a median household income of $92,400, and bought a home that cost $210,000 (almost identical to the Boise area’s median home price).

Source: National Association of Realtors®

 

Boise Named 8th Safest City In U.S.

A new study by Movoto.com has ranked Boise as the 8th Safest City in the entire U.S.

The study revealed that Boise has the 12th lowest violent crime rate and the 10th lowest property crime rate.

Boise also had the 9th fewest murders in 2013, with a ranking of 0.0000139 per capita (interesting that it took 7 decimal points to even describe it!)

Boise residents have only a 1 in 40 chance of being the victim of a crime.

For the most part, crime in Boise is a rare speeding ticket.

Now, we know why so many people like it here!  :lol: