Underemployment

Underemployment and Unemployment Rates
- Current as of 11/13/14

2012 2013
Idaho Region Un Under Un Under
State 7.1 16.9 6.2 18.2
Northern 9.1 23.1 7.9 25.8
North Central 7.1 14.6 6.5 16.3
Southwestern 7.1 13.8 6.1 13.7
South Central 6.3 17.2 5.6 16.3
Southeastern 6.4 19.1 5.8 22.7
Eastern 6.1 21.4 5.5 24.3

Un = Unemployment Under = Underemployment

Table data in percentages
Updated 11/13/2014

What is underemployment?

Those already working with skill and educational levels that do not match their current occupations or their fringe or salary compensation can be considered underemployed. Also if workers' current jobs do not match their desire to work full time, they can be considered underemployed.

The underemployed represent a pool of labor in addition to the unemployed that economic developers and existing businesses can tap.