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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in September 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Idaho 2.9% +0.1 -0.1
Pocatello 3.0% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Pocatello, Idaho, National

Pocatello, Idaho monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Pocatello peaked in September 2009 at 3,420. There are now 2,138 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 963 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 319.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,282 +6 +91

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 2.9%
February
2019
3.8% 2.9% 3.0% 1,282
January
2019
4.0% 2.8% 3.0% 1,276
December
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.6% 1,121
November
2018
3.7% 2.8% 2.5% 1,061
October
2018
3.8% 2.7% 2.4% 1,000
September
2018
3.7% 2.7% 2.3% 963
August
2018
3.8% 2.8% 2.4% 1,025
July
2018
3.9% 2.8% 2.7% 1,172
June
2018
4.0% 2.8% 2.7% 1,133
May
2018
3.8% 2.9% 2.7% 1,153
April
2018
3.9% 2.9% 2.6% 1,105

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.