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Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Idaho Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Idaho Falls peaked in April 2020 at 8.0% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in January 2022, 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 April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Idaho 2.6% -0.1 -1.2
Idaho Falls 2.3% 0.0 -1.0
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: 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 April 2020 at 5,765. There are now 3,988 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,776 in February 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho Falls 1,777 -6 -708

Number of Unemployed Persons

Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.3% 1,777
March
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.3% 1,783
February
2022
3.8% 2.8% 2.3% 1,776
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 2.3% 1,806
December
2021
3.9% 3.1% 2.5% 1,899
November
2021
4.2% 3.2% 2.5% 1,891
October
2021
4.6% 3.2% 2.5% 1,912
September
2021
4.7% 3.4% 2.6% 2,005
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 2.8% 2,121
July
2021
5.4% 3.6% 2.9% 2,235
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.0% 2,330

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.