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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Boise City peaked in April 2020 at 12.3% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Idaho 2.6% -0.1 -1.2
Boise City 2.6% -0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 April 2020 at 46,299. There are now 35,695 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 10,604 -242 -4,638

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.6% 10,604
March
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.7% 10,846
February
2022
3.8% 2.8% 2.8% 11,057
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.8% 11,276
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 11,740
November
2021
4.2% 3.2% 3.0% 11,755
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 3.0% 11,896
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 3.1% 12,348
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 3.3% 12,924
July
2021
5.4% 3.6% 3.4% 13,523
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.6% 14,083

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.