Department of Numbers

Idaho Job Growth

There were 768,400 jobs in Idaho in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 862,219 employed persons for the month. Idaho added 6,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 160 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Idaho job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 768,400 +6,200 +3,600
CPS 862,219 -160 -1,282

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 February 2020 for Idaho at 771,800. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Idaho according to the employer survey. From a trough of 688,700 in April 2020, Idaho has gained 79,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Idaho reached a maximum of 872,658 in March 2020. 10,439 jobs have been lost in Idaho since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 781,553, Idaho has added 80,666 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 768,400 6,200 862,219 -160
October 2020 762,200 4,400 862,379 -517
September 2020 757,800 -1,800 862,896 3,878
August 2020 759,600 8,400 859,018 3,112
July 2020 751,200 13,900 855,906 12,498
June 2020 737,300 25,800 843,408 40,395
May 2020 711,500 22,800 803,013 21,460
April 2020 688,700 -78,500 781,553 -91,105
March 2020 767,200 -4,600 872,658 4,836
February 2020 771,800 2,700 867,822 2,501
January 2020 769,100 0 865,321 2,052
December 2019 769,100 4,300 863,269 -232