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 2021 to 2.9%. The state unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Idaho peaked in April 2020 at 11.6% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.2% -0.2 -3.2
Idaho 2.9% -0.1 -2.0

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 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in April 2020 at 101,309. There are now 74,867 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 26,442 -254 -16,997

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to August 2021

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8%
August 2021 5.2% 2.9% 26,442
July 2021 5.4% 3.0% 26,696
June 2021 5.9% 3.0% 27,146
May 2021 5.8% 3.0% 27,324
April 2021 6.1% 3.1% 28,216
March 2021 6.0% 3.2% 28,790
February 2021 6.2% 3.3% 29,856
January 2021 6.3% 3.5% 31,143
December 2020 6.7% 3.8% 34,596
November 2020 6.7% 4.3% 38,624
October 2020 6.9% 4.8% 43,795