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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 2.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Boise City peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 2.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Idaho 9.0% -2.8 +6.1
Boise City 9.7% -2.9 +6.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 47,399. There are now 10,912 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 36,487 -10,912 +26,099

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 5.6%
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 9.7% 36,487
April
2020
14.7% 11.8% 12.6% 47,399
March
2020
4.4% 2.5% 2.5% 9,363
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.5% 9,622
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.6% 9,986
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.7% 10,133
November
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.7% 10,188
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.7% 10,256
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.7% 10,329
August
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 10,397

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.