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Idaho Unemployment Rate at 3.8% for Fourth Consecutive Month

Idaho's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 3.8 percent in October. Nationally, the unemployment rate decreased from 5 percent to 4.9 percent.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2015 through October 2016 - Updated 11/18/2016

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Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 11/18/2016

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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.