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Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Idaho Falls fell 2.1 percentage points in May 2020 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 3.0 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Idaho Falls peaked in April 2020 at 8.0% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Idaho Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Idaho 8.9% -2.9 +6.0
Idaho Falls 5.9% -2.1 +3.5
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: 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 5,875. There are now 1,483 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho Falls 4,392 -1,483 +2,682

Number of Unemployed Persons

Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 8.9% 5.9% 4,392
April
2020
14.7% 11.8% 8.0% 5,875
March
2020
4.4% 2.5% 2.2% 1,602
February
2020
3.5% 2.7% 2.2% 1,633
January
2020
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,699
December
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.4% 1,733
November
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.4% 1,730
October
2019
3.6% 2.9% 2.4% 1,730
September
2019
3.5% 2.9% 2.4% 1,730
August
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.4% 1,730
July
2019
3.7% 2.9% 2.4% 1,724

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.