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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Boise City peaked in July 2009 at 10.5% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in February 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 -0.4
Boise City 2.7% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 June 2009 at 31,146. There are now 21,597 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,422 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 127. Boise City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Boise City, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 9,549 +127 -1,131

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 2.9%
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.7% 9,549
March
2018
4.1% 2.9% 2.7% 9,422
February
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 9,672
January
2018
4.1% 3.0% 2.9% 10,278
December
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.8% 9,867
November
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.9% 10,039
October
2017
4.1% 3.0% 2.9% 10,144
September
2017
4.2% 3.0% 2.9% 10,213
August
2017
4.4% 3.1% 3.0% 10,310
July
2017
4.3% 3.1% 3.0% 10,418
June
2017
4.3% 3.2% 3.1% 10,557

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.