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Idaho Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.7% in December

Idaho's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in December – after five straight months at 3.8 percent.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2015 through December 2016 - Updated 01/20/2017

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Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 01/20/2017

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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.