Department of Numbers

Idaho Job Growth

There were 739,100 jobs in Idaho in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 830,616 employed persons for the month. Idaho added 600 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 853 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Idaho job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 739,100 +600 +15,300
CPS 830,616 +853 +13,890

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 2018 for Idaho at 741,000. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Idaho according to the employer survey. From a trough of 738,500 in September 2018, Idaho has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Idaho for October 2018 is at a new high of 830,616.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Idaho Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 739,100 600 830,616 853
September 2018 738,500 -1,400 829,763 855
August 2018 739,900 -1,100 828,908 720
July 2018 741,000 2,600 828,188 1,075
June 2018 738,400 2,500 827,113 1,061
May 2018 735,900 1,200 826,052 1,229
April 2018 734,700 900 824,823 1,362
March 2018 733,800 1,200 823,461 2,001
February 2018 732,600 2,100 821,460 2,477
January 2018 730,500 2,400 818,983 2,372
December 2017 728,100 2,000 816,611 -340
November 2017 726,100 2,300 816,951 225