Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.7 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.8%. The state unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Idaho peaked in April 2020 at 11.8% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Idaho 4.8% -0.7 +1.9

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

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in April 2020 at 104,291. There are now 60,477 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 37,497 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 6,317. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 43,814 -6,605 +18,437

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to November 2020

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
December 2020 6.7%
November 2020 6.7% 4.8% 43,814
October 2020 6.9% 5.5% 50,419
September 2020 7.8% 6.1% 56,144
August 2020 8.4% 4.2% 37,497
July 2020 10.2% 5.1% 45,588
June 2020 11.1% 5.8% 51,639
May 2020 13.3% 9.0% 79,228
April 2020 14.8% 11.8% 104,291
March 2020 4.4% 2.5% 21,974
February 2020 3.5% 2.7% 23,839
January 2020 3.5% 2.8% 24,748