Buzz About Boise: November 2018
November 1, 2018 | Jonna Weber
There's so much going on in Boise, it can be hard to keep track of it all! But don't worry, we've got you covered! Here's a short excerpt from our monthly 'Buzz About Boise' email. Intended for those of you that are new to the area, those of you who are life-long Boiseans, or even those friends and family members that you're trying to talk into moving here - there's something for everyone! To receive the full monthly newsletter, click here.



Idaho Unemployment Drops to 2.7%
Source: KTVB
The Idaho Department of Labor recently reported that Idaho's unemployment rate has dropped to 2.7%. This marks the 13th consecutive month Idaho's unemployment rate has been at (or below) 3%. It is also well below the national unemployment rate, which dropped to 3.7% in September. 
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Boise and Reno Capitalize on the California Real Estate Exodus
Source: Bloomberg
Booming house prices in California have brought a wave of newcomers to the Boise area. For some Californians, the state's high housing costs and taxes rates are forcing them to look elsewhere. This article explains that "California’s history of booms and busts has fueled exoduses before, but its soaring real estate costs have made living there ever more difficult for people who don’t earn big salaries. In the second quarter, only 26 percent of homebuyers in the state could afford to purchase a median-price single-family house, which was almost $600,000, according to the California Association of Realtors".   
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Suddenly, e-Scooters are Everywhere in Boise. Here’s How (& How Not) to Use Them
Source: Idaho Statesman
It has been just a few weeks since the electric scooter program kicked off in Boise - and now they are seemingly everywhere! According to this Idaho Stateman article, during the first four days of the program, people rode more than 13,000 miles, which is half the distance around the world! Check out the full article for all of the details - and to learn how (and how not) to use them.
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