On Friday March 18, 2016 SYNEVA Economics LLC released current information detailing employment trends in Metro areas across the country. The summary identifies Metro leaders experiencing consistent growth in employment and Metro laggards whom experiencing a steady decline in employment. They also identify emerging leaders and a watch list.

Metro high growth leaders are identified as having six or more consecutive months of employment growth, while Emerging leaders have experienced their third consecutive month of employment growth. In the list of Emerging leaders, we find Coeur d’Alene, ID. In the first three months of 2016 Coeur d’Alene has seen employment growth increase by 3.6%. This percentage marks Coeur d’Alene as the number one Metro Emerging Leader in the Northwest, and makes the top ten list nationwide.

What does this mean for Coeur d’Alene and what will the next three months have to show for employment growth?

Metro Leaders & Laggards: January 2016 (pdf)