Department of Numbers

Idaho Job Growth

There were 788,800 jobs in Idaho in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 878,353 employed persons for the month. Idaho lost 1,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,150 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Idaho job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 788,800 -1,500 +28,600
CPS 878,353 +2,150 +32,669

Idaho Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Idaho as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Idaho

CES employment peaked in July 2021 for Idaho at 790,300. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Idaho according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Idaho for August 2021 is at a new high of 878,353.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 788,800 -1,500 878,353 2,150
July 2021 790,300 2,400 876,203 1,093
June 2021 787,900 4,400 875,110 957
May 2021 783,500 -1,100 874,153 1,988
April 2021 784,600 300 872,165 1,600
March 2021 784,300 1,600 870,565 506
February 2021 782,700 2,600 870,059 915
January 2021 780,100 3,700 869,144 3,495
December 2020 776,400 5,000 865,649 2,658
November 2020 771,400 5,700 862,991 3,492
October 2020 765,700 3,100 859,499 5,749
September 2020 762,600 2,400 853,750 8,066