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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 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 2.6% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 +0.1
Boise City 2.7% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 30,915. There are now 20,708 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,429 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 778. Boise City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Boise City, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 10,207 +190 +763

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 2.9%
August
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 10,207
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 10,017
June
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 9,819
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 9,739
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 9,739
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 9,863
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 9,868
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.7% 9,745
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.6% 9,500
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 9,484
October
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.6% 9,450

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.