Department of Numbers

Idaho Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Idaho fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.6%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 9.2 percentage points lower. You can also see Idaho unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Idaho 2.6% -0.1 -1.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Idaho, National

Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 80,403 fewer people unemployed in the state. Idaho job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho 24,070 -639 -10,973

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 2.6% 24,070
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
October 2021 4.6% 3.2% 29,748
September 2021 4.7% 3.4% 30,969
August 2021 5.2% 3.5% 32,313
July 2021 5.4% 3.6% 33,284
June 2021 5.9% 3.7% 34,015