Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2017 Revised and preliminary data

(Updated 05/19/2017)

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Idaho April Unemployment Drops to 3.4 Percent

Significant drops in the number of unemployed Idahoans and people looking for work pushed the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down to 3.4 percent in April, narrowing an already tight labor market even further.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2016 through April 2017 - Updated 05/19/2017

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What is the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program?

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics program is a federal-state cooperative venture that counts the number of people working— not jobs—by where they live. The data collected include individuals either working or actively seeking work during any part of the week that includes the 12th of the month. The results are used to develop monthly estimates of labor force statistics—the number of persons employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate—at the state, county and labor market area levels and for selected cities.