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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2014 to 4.6%. 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 August 2010 at 8.1% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Idaho 4.5% -0.2 -1.5
Pocatello 4.6% -0.1 -1.4
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 October 2010 at 3,572. There are now 1,609 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Pocatello employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Pocatello, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,963 -60 -635

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 4.5% 4.6% 1,963
August
2014
6.1% 4.7% 4.7% 2,023
July
2014
6.2% 4.8% 4.7% 2,046
June
2014
6.1% 4.7% 4.8% 2,057
May
2014
6.3% 4.9% 4.8% 2,106
April
2014
6.3% 5.0% 4.9% 2,126
March
2014
6.7% 5.2% 5.0% 2,165
February
2014
6.7% 5.3% 5.1% 2,213
January
2014
6.6% 5.4% 5.3% 2,308
December
2013
6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 2,430
November
2013
7.0% 5.7% 5.7% 2,477
October
2013
7.2% 5.9% 5.8% 2,534
September
2013
7.2% 6.0% 6.0% 2,598

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.