Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.3%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Idaho peaked in August 2010 at 8.8% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Idaho 5.3% -0.1 -1.3

Note: All comparisons are made with February data as March state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in October 2010 at 67,195. There are now 26,389 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 40,806 -759 -10,311

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to February 2014

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 5.3% 40,806
January 2014 6.6% 5.4% 41,565
December 2013 6.7% 5.6% 43,254
November 2013 7.0% 5.7% 44,272
October 2013 7.2% 5.9% 45,441
September 2013 7.2% 6.0% 46,668
August 2013 7.2% 6.2% 47,812
July 2013 7.3% 6.3% 48,645
June 2013 7.5% 6.3% 49,130
May 2013 7.5% 6.4% 49,490
April 2013 7.5% 6.4% 49,909
March 2013 7.5% 6.5% 50,478