Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2016 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 1.3 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. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% 0.0 -0.4
Idaho 3.7% -0.1 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 43,919 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 29,830 -721 -3,125

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
April 2016 5.0% 3.7% 29,830
March 2016 5.0% 3.8% 30,551
February 2016 4.9% 3.9% 31,080
January 2016 4.9% 3.9% 31,406
December 2015 5.0% 3.9% 31,731
November 2015 5.0% 4.0% 31,975
October 2015 5.0% 4.0% 32,283
September 2015 5.1% 4.1% 32,636
August 2015 5.1% 4.1% 33,005
July 2015 5.3% 4.2% 33,282
June 2015 5.3% 4.2% 33,353
May 2015 5.5% 4.2% 33,199