Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.0 percentage points in December 2015 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 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 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.6
Idaho 3.9% 0.0 -0.5

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 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 42,289 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 30,128 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,332. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 31,460 -242 -2,662

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
January 2016 4.9%
December 2015 5.0% 3.9% 31,460
November 2015 5.0% 3.9% 31,702
October 2015 5.0% 4.0% 32,417
September 2015 5.1% 4.2% 33,401
August 2015 5.1% 4.2% 33,336
July 2015 5.3% 4.1% 32,962
June 2015 5.3% 4.0% 32,007
May 2015 5.5% 3.9% 31,011
April 2015 5.4% 3.8% 30,244
March 2015 5.5% 3.8% 30,128
February 2015 5.5% 3.9% 30,729