Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.3 percentage points in January 2015 to 4.1%. 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 5.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate January 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.7% +0.1 -0.9
Idaho 4.1% -0.3 -1.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to January 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 41,846 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 31,903 -2,219 -7,522

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5%
January 2015 5.7% 4.1% 31,903
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
April 2014 6.2% 4.9% 37,978
March 2014 6.6% 4.9% 38,010