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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2015 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in September 2009 at 8.6% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in March 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Idaho 3.9% +0.1 -1.0
Pocatello 4.0% 0.0 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

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 September 2009 at 3,420. There are now 1,721 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,681 in March 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18. Pocatello employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pocatello, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,699 -2 -186

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 3.9% 4.0% 1,699
April
2015
5.4% 3.8% 4.0% 1,701
March
2015
5.5% 3.8% 3.9% 1,681
February
2015
5.5% 3.9% 4.0% 1,695
January
2015
5.7% 4.1% 4.1% 1,729
December
2014
5.6% 4.4% 4.4% 1,843
November
2014
5.8% 4.5% 4.4% 1,859
October
2014
5.7% 4.6% 4.5% 1,873
September
2014
5.9% 4.7% 4.6% 1,912
August
2014
6.1% 4.8% 4.7% 1,945
July
2014
6.2% 4.9% 4.6% 1,926
June
2014
6.1% 4.9% 4.6% 1,892

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.