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A pink figure on the left side of a teeter-totter has fewer gold coins than a blue figure on the right.
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An annual report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the gender wage gap in the United States held steady during the pandemic, with women working full-time jobs only making, on average, 82.3% of what their male counterparts do.

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Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences (TINS)

Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Urban traffic at night in downtown Boise, Idaho
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Amid the economic downturn, Idaho and Utah have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

A line graph demonstrating the unemployment rate in April 2020 is at a peak from 2000 to 2020.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

At the end of April, the national unemployment rate hit 14.7% – the highest rate since the Great Depression. On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett predicted the rate will exceed 20% when the Department of Labor issues May's numbers.