Department of Numbers

Idaho Job Growth

There were 708,800 jobs in Idaho in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 794,046 employed persons for the month. Idaho lost 1,200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,243 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Idaho job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 708,800 -1,200 +16,800
CPS 794,046 -1,243 +13,128

Idaho Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Idaho as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Idaho

CES employment peaked in January 2017 for Idaho at 712,900. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Idaho according to the employer survey. From a trough of 708,700 in March 2017, Idaho has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Idaho reached a maximum of 796,253 in February 2017. 2,207 jobs have been lost in Idaho since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 708,800 -1,200 794,046 -1,243
April 2017 710,000 1,300 795,289 -898
March 2017 708,700 -2,600 796,187 -66
February 2017 711,300 -1,600 796,253 2,023
January 2017 712,900 5,000 794,230 2,737
December 2016 707,900 2,700 791,493 1,084
November 2016 705,200 2,500 790,409 1,384
October 2016 702,700 2,700 789,025 1,583
September 2016 700,000 1,100 787,442 1,710
August 2016 698,900 1,500 785,732 1,710
July 2016 697,400 3,400 784,022 1,610
June 2016 694,000 2,000 782,412 1,494