Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.0 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 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 6.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 -0.3

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 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 48,701 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 24,560 in April 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 24,579 +19 -2,042

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
May 2018 3.8% 2.9% 24,579
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
September 2017 4.2% 3.0% 25,290
August 2017 4.4% 3.1% 25,530
July 2017 4.3% 3.1% 25,840
June 2017 4.3% 3.2% 26,212