Unemployment Insurance Reports

Benefit Payout Report download arrow (Updated 10/13/2017)

Idaho August Unemployment Rate Declines to 2.9 Percent

Idaho’s August seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 10 years, matching the state’s record low of 2.9 percent in June 2007.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2016 through August 2017 - Updated 09/15/2017

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Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 09/15/2017

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What is unemployment insurance?

Unemployment insurance is a program for the accumulation of funds paid by employers to be used for payments of unemployment insurance to workers during periods of unemployment, which are beyond their control.

The Idaho Department of Labor gathers unemployment insurance data to study, analyze, model and forecast the economic impact of unemployment on the state's economy.