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Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Pocatello rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Idaho rate. The unemployment rate in Pocatello peaked in April 2020 at 9.7% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Pocatello unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Idaho 3.0% +0.1 -0.2
Pocatello 2.9% +0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 3,970. There are now 2,682 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,160 in May 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 128.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Pocatello 1,288 +21 -58

Number of Unemployed Persons

Pocatello, Idaho Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Idaho
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployment Rate
Pocatello
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 3.0% 2.9% 1,288
October
2022
3.7% 2.9% 2.8% 1,267
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.7% 1,226
August
2022
3.7% 2.7% 2.7% 1,191
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.6% 1,164
June
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.6% 1,164
May
2022
3.6% 2.5% 2.6% 1,160
April
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.7% 1,184
March
2022
3.6% 2.7% 2.8% 1,221
February
2022
3.8% 2.8% 2.9% 1,259
January
2022
4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 1,302

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.