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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Boise City peaked in April 2020 at 12.2% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Idaho 3.0% 0.0 -2.9
Boise City 3.3% -0.1 -3.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Boise City, Idaho, National

Boise City, Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Boise City, Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Boise City peaked in April 2020 at 45,803. There are now 32,989 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Boise City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Boise City, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 12,814 -406 -11,366

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.0% 3.3% 12,814
June
2021
5.9% 3.0% 3.4% 13,220
May
2021
5.8% 3.0% 3.5% 13,390
April
2021
6.1% 3.1% 3.6% 13,791
March
2021
6.0% 3.2% 3.7% 14,121
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 3.8% 14,471
January
2021
6.3% 3.5% 3.8% 14,614
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 4.0% 15,179
November
2020
6.7% 4.3% 4.2% 16,119
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 4.5% 17,380
September
2020
7.8% 6.0% 6.2% 23,868

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.