Idaho Employment Statistics

  • 63,526 employers
  • 730,815 employees
  • $825 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 25.1% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 5.8% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Idaho Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 7,685 more businesses
  • 117,001 more employees
  • 19.1% increase in total wages
  • $8,752 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 25.6% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Idaho Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Ada County Idaho, 15,426
County with the Most Employees: Ada County Idaho, 200,698
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Butte County Idaho, $1,771
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Clearwater County Idaho, 8.7%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Idaho, see: Idaho Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Idaho see:Idaho Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

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

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Idaho, see: Idaho Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 66,244 employers, up 7.8% from 61,439
  • 727,049 employees, up 2.9% from 706,501
  • $828 average weekly wage, up 2.3% from $809
  • The average weekly wage is 30.1% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 5.8% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Idaho, see: Idaho Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & 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.