Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.4 percentage points in October 2014 to 4.1%. The state unemployment rate was 1.7 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 4.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.1 -1.4
Idaho 4.1% -0.4 -1.8

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 35,183 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 32,012 -2,732 -13,429

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
October 2014 5.8% 4.1% 32,012
September 2014 5.9% 4.5% 34,744
August 2014 6.1% 4.7% 36,785
July 2014 6.2% 4.8% 37,038
June 2014 6.1% 4.7% 36,929
May 2014 6.3% 4.9% 37,860
April 2014 6.3% 5.0% 38,830
March 2014 6.7% 5.2% 40,601
February 2014 6.7% 5.3% 40,804
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