Hispanics: Labor Force and Economy March 2016, Vol. 7, No. 3
Idaho's civilian labor force is becoming more diverse, mainly because of the state's
growing Hispanic population. In 2014, Hispanics made up 12% of Idaho's available labor
force, compared to 7% in 2000.
The "Idaho Summit on Educational Excellence About Hispanic Affairs" provided educators, community leaders, policy makers, and interested members of the public with a forum for networking and exchanging information about current education issues and needs within Idaho's Hispanic community and possible solutions.
As the US Census continues to confirm a dramatic growth of Hispanic in Idaho, the demand for demographic data and information regarding this population continues to be an essential resource for understanding and serving this community.
From 2000 to 2010, Idaho's Hispanic population increased by more than 74,000 (73 percent) to 175,901. The growth
rate for non-Hispanics in the same decade was 17 percent (U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010).