Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.1 percentage points in August 2018 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Idaho peaked in June 2009 at 9.6% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% 0.0 -0.5
Idaho 2.8% -0.1 -0.3

Note: All comparisons are made with August data as September state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to August 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in June 2009 at 73,280. There are now 49,266 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 24,014 -588 -1,516

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to August 2018

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
September 2018 3.7%
August 2018 3.9% 2.8% 24,014
July 2018 3.9% 2.9% 24,602
June 2018 4.0% 2.9% 24,515
May 2018 3.8% 2.9% 24,576
April 2018 3.9% 2.9% 24,560
March 2018 4.1% 2.9% 24,670
February 2018 4.1% 3.0% 24,991
January 2018 4.1% 3.0% 25,220
December 2017 4.1% 3.0% 25,163
November 2017 4.1% 3.0% 25,132
October 2017 4.1% 3.0% 25,131