Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2015 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.6 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 5.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.1 -0.8
Idaho 3.8% 0.0 -1.1

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in June 2009 at 73,749. There are now 43,443 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 30,128 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 178. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 30,306 +178 -7,672

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to April 2015

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
April 2015 5.4% 3.8% 30,306
March 2015 5.5% 3.8% 30,128
February 2015 5.5% 3.9% 30,729
January 2015 5.7% 4.1% 31,906
December 2014 5.6% 4.4% 34,122
November 2014 5.8% 4.5% 34,891
October 2014 5.7% 4.6% 35,769
September 2014 5.9% 4.7% 36,664
August 2014 6.1% 4.8% 37,460
July 2014 6.2% 4.9% 38,007
June 2014 6.1% 4.9% 38,213
May 2014 6.3% 4.9% 38,133