Idaho Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 851,478 employed workers
  • 25,061 unemployed workers
  • 2.9% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Idaho is 760,600, which is 4,100 greater than last month, an increase of 0.54%. The total employment a year ago was 740,000, which is 20,600 lower than today. Employment has increased by 2.78% in the last year. Last months' employment total was revised from 756,500 to 754,900. This revision is a change of 0.21% from the preliminary numbers.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Idaho. There are 145,300 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 144,300 employees last month, an increase of 1,000 (0.69%). Last year the sector had 143,000 employees last year, an increase of 2,300 (1.61%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Earnings

In the month of July, 2019 the average hours worked was 39.9, this was a decrease from last month, which averaged 40.5 hours. This represents a change of 1.5%. Average hourly wages for the month were $19.27 per hour, which translates to $768.87 per week. Hourly wages increased over the last month from $18.66 per hour an increase of 3.3%. Weekly wages increased over the last month from $755.73 per week an increase of 1.7%.

A year ago, the average hours worked was 40.5 hourse per week, which is a decrease of 1.5%. Hourly wages have increased over the last year from $18.62 per hour, an increase of 3.5%. Weekly wages have increased over the last year from $754.11 per week, an increase of 2.0%.

The chart below illustrates the average monthly wages:




Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate increased in July, 2019 from 2.8% to this months' 2.9%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.8%, 0.1% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 876,539, which is 0.3% higher than last months 873,705 and is 0.3% higher than last years 858,543. The total number of unemployed in Idaho is 25,061 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 24,661 and 23,879 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Idaho:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.