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Boise City, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Boise City fell 0.8 percentage points in November 2020 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Boise City peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.4% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Boise City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Idaho 4.8% -0.7 +1.9
Boise City 5.0% -0.8 +2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 28,347 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,772 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,280. Boise City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Boise City, Idaho) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Boise City 19,052 -3,152 +8,864

Number of Unemployed Persons

Boise City, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployment Rate
Boise City
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.8% 5.0% 19,052
October
2020
6.9% 5.5% 5.8% 22,204
September
2020
7.8% 6.1% 6.4% 25,203
August
2020
8.4% 4.2% 4.4% 16,772
July
2020
10.2% 5.1% 5.4% 20,823
June
2020
11.1% 5.8% 6.1% 23,301
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 9.7% 36,603
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 2.8% 2.6% 9,986

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.