Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2017 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Idaho peaked in June 2009 at 9.7% and is now 6.9 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.2 -0.7
Idaho 2.8% -0.1 -1.0

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2017

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in June 2009 at 73,749. There are now 50,725 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 23,024 -393 -7,724

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to September 2017

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
September 2017 4.2% 2.8% 23,024
August 2017 4.4% 2.9% 23,417
July 2017 4.3% 3.0% 24,595
June 2017 4.4% 3.1% 25,343
May 2017 4.3% 3.2% 26,628
April 2017 4.4% 3.4% 27,569
March 2017 4.5% 3.5% 29,087
February 2017 4.7% 3.6% 29,641
January 2017 4.8% 3.6% 29,783
December 2016 4.7% 3.6% 29,947
November 2016 4.6% 3.7% 30,211
October 2016 4.8% 3.7% 30,485