BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Labor says continued claims for unemployment dropped for the 23rd week in a row.
They say the number of continued claims fell by 8 percent last week.
Initial claims increased by 564 claims.
The labor department says it paid out $6.3 million in claims last week.
That is down from the $7.1 million it paid out the week before.
Nationally, unemployment numbers were higher than analysts expected.
Nearly a million Americans filed new unemployment claims last week.