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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.4 percentage points in April 2021 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Idaho 3.1% -0.1 -8.5
Pocatello 3.4% -0.4 -6.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 April 2020 at 3,920. There are now 2,437 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,483 -155 -2,437

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 3.1% 3.4% 1,483
March
2021
6.0% 3.2% 3.8% 1,638
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 4.2% 1,843
January
2021
6.3% 3.5% 4.8% 2,091
December
2020
6.7% 3.8% 3.7% 1,586
November
2020
6.7% 4.3% 4.1% 1,794
October
2020
6.9% 4.8% 4.8% 2,090
September
2020
7.8% 6.0% 5.8% 2,527
August
2020
8.4% 4.9% 4.2% 1,780
July
2020
10.2% 5.9% 4.9% 2,098
June
2020
11.1% 7.0% 6.0% 2,541

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.