Idaho Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 37,443 employed workers
  • 858,356 unemployed workers
  • 4.2% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Idaho is 758,200, which is 7,000 greater than last month, an increase of 0.93%. The total employment a year ago was 758,000, which is 200 lower than today. Employment has increased by 0.03% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 751 from 751.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Idaho. There are 148,700 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 147,200 employees last month, an increase of 1,500 (1.02%). Last year the sector had 144,600 employees last year, an increase of 4,100 (2.84%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 5.1% to this months' 4.2%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 2.9%, 1.3% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 895,799, which is 0.6% lower than last months 901,494 and is -0.6% higher than last years 879,308. The total number of unemployed in Idaho is 858,356 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 855,906 and 853,818 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.