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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2016 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in September 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Idaho 3.8% -0.1 -0.3
Pocatello 3.3% -0.1 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2016 data as April 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 September 2009 at 3,420. There are now 2,013 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,407 -58 -356

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
April
2016
5.0% 3.7%
March
2016
5.0% 3.8% 3.3% 1,407
February
2016
4.9% 3.9% 3.4% 1,465
January
2016
4.9% 3.9% 3.4% 1,468
December
2015
5.0% 3.9% 3.6% 1,525
November
2015
5.0% 4.0% 3.6% 1,536
October
2015
5.0% 4.0% 3.7% 1,557
September
2015
5.1% 4.1% 3.8% 1,595
August
2015
5.1% 4.1% 3.9% 1,641
July
2015
5.3% 4.2% 4.0% 1,688
June
2015
5.3% 4.2% 4.1% 1,714
May
2015
5.5% 4.2% 4.1% 1,727

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.