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Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Idaho Falls fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Idaho Falls peaked in April 2020 at 8.0% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Idaho Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Idaho 2.6% -0.2 -1.7
Idaho Falls 2.1% -0.2 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 5,698. There are now 4,120 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Idaho Falls 1,578 -144 -857

Number of Unemployed Persons

Idaho Falls, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployment Rate
Idaho Falls
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.6% 2.1% 1,578
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 2.3% 1,722
September
2021
4.7% 2.9% 2.4% 1,818
August
2021
5.2% 2.9% 2.5% 1,923
July
2021
5.4% 3.0% 2.6% 1,994
June
2021
5.9% 3.0% 2.7% 2,070
May
2021
5.8% 3.0% 2.8% 2,097
April
2021
6.0% 3.1% 2.8% 2,158
March
2021
6.0% 3.2% 2.9% 2,228
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 3.1% 2,322
January
2021
6.4% 3.5% 2.6% 1,990

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.