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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in April 2020 at 9.6% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Pocatello 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
Pocatello 2.6% -0.2 -1.5
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: 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 2,743 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,177 -55 -617

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.6% 2.6% 1,177
October
2021
4.6% 2.8% 2.8% 1,232
September
2021
4.7% 2.9% 2.8% 1,257
August
2021
5.2% 2.9% 2.9% 1,290
July
2021
5.4% 3.0% 3.0% 1,305
June
2021
5.9% 3.0% 3.1% 1,361
May
2021
5.8% 3.0% 3.2% 1,393
April
2021
6.0% 3.1% 3.4% 1,486
March
2021
6.0% 3.2% 3.8% 1,638
February
2021
6.2% 3.3% 4.2% 1,843
January
2021
6.4% 3.5% 4.8% 2,091

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.