Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2014 to 4.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Idaho peaked in August 2010 at 8.8% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.7% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Idaho 4.8% +0.1 -1.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 30,152 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 36,929 in June 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 114. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 37,043 +114 -11,602

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
August 2014 6.1%
July 2014 6.2% 4.8% 37,043
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
September 2013 7.2% 6.0% 46,668
August 2013 7.2% 6.2% 47,812