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Idaho Unemployment Rate at 3.8% for Fifth Consecutive Month

Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent in November – the same rate reported since July.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2015 through November 2016 - Updated 12/16/2016

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Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 12/16/2016

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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.