Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 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 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Idaho 2.8% +0.1 -0.6

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

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho peaked in April 2020 at 104,473. There are now 77,552 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 23,588 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,333. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 26,921 +1,224 -4,048

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Idaho from 1990 to September 2022

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 2.8% 26,921
August 2022 3.7% 2.7% 25,697
July 2022 3.5% 2.6% 24,427
June 2022 3.6% 2.5% 23,952
May 2022 3.6% 2.5% 23,588
April 2022 3.6% 2.6% 24,055
March 2022 3.6% 2.7% 24,709
February 2022 3.8% 2.8% 26,126
January 2022 4.0% 3.0% 27,410
December 2021 3.9% 3.1% 28,865
November 2021 4.2% 3.2% 29,108