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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in September 2010 at 8.1% and is now 3.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Idaho 5.3% -0.1 -1.3
Pocatello 5.1% -0.3 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March 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 3,546. There are now 1,334 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pocatello employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pocatello, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 2,212 -130 -531

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.2%
February
2014
6.7% 5.3% 5.1% 2,212
January
2014
6.6% 5.4% 5.4% 2,342
December
2013
6.7% 5.6% 5.9% 2,540
November
2013
7.0% 5.7% 6.3% 2,717
October
2013
7.2% 5.9% 6.7% 2,867
September
2013
7.2% 6.0% 6.8% 2,912
August
2013
7.2% 6.2% 6.8% 2,909
July
2013
7.3% 6.3% 6.9% 2,938
June
2013
7.5% 6.3% 6.8% 2,911
May
2013
7.5% 6.4% 6.6% 2,839
April
2013
7.5% 6.4% 6.5% 2,783
March
2013
7.5% 6.5% 6.3% 2,735

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.