Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2016 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in April 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% +0.1 -0.3
Idaho 3.7% -0.1 -0.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to December 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in June 2009 at 73,749. There are now 43,704 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 29,823 in April 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 222. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 30,045 -511 -1,686

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to December 2016

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
January 2017 4.8%
December 2016 4.7% 3.7% 30,045
November 2016 4.6% 3.8% 30,556
October 2016 4.8% 3.8% 30,918
September 2016 4.9% 3.8% 31,104
August 2016 4.9% 3.8% 30,961
July 2016 4.9% 3.8% 30,827
June 2016 4.9% 3.7% 30,354
May 2016 4.7% 3.7% 29,865
April 2016 5.0% 3.7% 29,823
March 2016 5.0% 3.8% 30,551
February 2016 4.9% 3.9% 31,080