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NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.1 percentage points in December 2014 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in August 2010 at 8.1% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.6% -0.2 -1.1
Idaho 4.4% -0.1 -0.9
Pocatello 4.1% -0.1 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with December 2014 data as January metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Pocatello, Idaho, National

Pocatello, Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pocatello peaked in October 2010 at 3,572. There are now 1,821 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pocatello employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pocatello, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons December 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,751 -52 -679

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
April
2015
5.4%
March
2015
5.5% 3.8%
February
2015
5.5% 3.9%
January
2015
5.7% 4.1%
December
2014
5.6% 4.4% 4.1% 1,751
November
2014
5.8% 4.5% 4.2% 1,803
October
2014
5.7% 4.6% 4.3% 1,856
September
2014
5.9% 4.7% 4.6% 1,967
August
2014
6.1% 4.8% 4.7% 2,023
July
2014
6.2% 4.9% 4.7% 2,046
June
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.8% 2,057
May
2014
6.3% 4.9% 4.8% 2,106

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.