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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.1 percentage points in January 2023 to 2.5%. 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 April 2020 at 12.3% and is now 9.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in July 2022, 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 January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.4% -0.1 -0.6
Idaho 2.7% -0.1 0.0
Boise City 2.5% -0.1 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2023 data as February 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 46,299. There are now 35,801 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,391 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 107. Boise City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Boise City, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 10,498 -289 -778

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
February
2023
3.6%
January
2023
3.4% 2.7% 2.5% 10,498
December
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.6% 10,787
November
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 11,003
October
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 10,954
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.6% 10,707
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.6% 10,497
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 10,391
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.6% 10,492
May
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.6% 10,466
April
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.6% 10,598
March
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.7% 10,846

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.