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Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Idaho Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Idaho Falls peaked in January 2011 at 7.2% and is now 4.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Idaho Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Idaho 2.9% +0.1 +0.1
Idaho Falls 2.3% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Idaho Falls, Idaho, National

Idaho Falls, Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Idaho Falls peaked in January 2011 at 4,546. There are now 2,882 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,598 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 66.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho Falls 1,664 +30 +34

Number of Unemployed Persons

Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 2.9%
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.3% 1,664
June
2019
3.7% 2.8% 2.3% 1,634
May
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,629
April
2019
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,628
March
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.3% 1,670
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 2.4% 1,681
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 2.3% 1,666
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.3% 1,608
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.3% 1,605
October
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.3% 1,599

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.