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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Boise City peaked in July 2009 at 10.5% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 -0.8
Boise City 2.9% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Boise City, Idaho, National

Boise City, Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Boise City, Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Boise City peaked in June 2009 at 31,146. There are now 20,926 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,277 in August 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 943. Boise City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Boise City, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 10,220 +68 -1,886

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.9% 10,220
October
2017
4.1% 2.9% 2.9% 10,152
September
2017
4.2% 2.8% 2.8% 9,562
August
2017
4.4% 2.9% 2.7% 9,277
July
2017
4.3% 3.0% 2.9% 10,047
June
2017
4.3% 3.1% 2.9% 9,897
May
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.1% 10,453
April
2017
4.4% 3.4% 2.9% 9,864
March
2017
4.5% 3.5% 3.2% 11,059
February
2017
4.7% 3.6% 3.5% 11,885
January
2017
4.8% 3.6% 3.5% 12,088

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.