Department of Numbers

Idaho Job Growth

There were 782,700 jobs in Idaho in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 874,143 employed persons for the month. Idaho lost 1,900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,978 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Idaho job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 782,700 -1,900 +63,900
CPS 874,143 +1,978 +65,148

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 April 2021 for Idaho at 784,600. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Idaho according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Idaho for May 2021 is at a new high of 874,143.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 782,700 -1,900 874,143 1,978
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
August 2020 760,200 7,900 845,684 10,420
July 2020 752,300 12,900 835,264 12,425
June 2020 739,400 20,600 822,839 13,844