Department of Numbers

Idaho Job Growth

There were 736,300 jobs in Idaho in June 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 841,898 employed persons for the month. Idaho added 24,800 jobs in June 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 38,885 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Idaho job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 736,300 +24,800 -22,900
CPS 841,898 +38,885 -13,722

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 35,500 jobs have been lost in Idaho according to the employer survey. From a trough of 688,700 in April 2020, Idaho has gained 47,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Idaho reached a maximum of 872,658 in March 2020. 30,760 jobs have been lost in Idaho since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 781,553, Idaho has added 60,345 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2020

Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2020 736,300 24,800 841,898 38,885
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
November 2019 764,800 1,900 863,501 26
October 2019 762,900 -1,400 863,475 1,253
September 2019 764,300 600 862,222 1,868
August 2019 763,700 3,100 860,354 2,229
July 2019 760,600 1,400 858,125 2,505