Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2024 Revised and preliminary data

Updated 6/21/24

Preliminary Monthly County Data
2023 Labor Force Data Benchmarked

Idaho’s May unemployment rate remains at 3.3%

State first in nation for over-the-month nonfarm job growth at 0.9%

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.3% in May, unchanged since September 2023.

The state’s labor force increased by 1,679 people (0.2%) to 975,713 while the labor force participation rate — the percentage of people 16 years of age or older who are either employed or looking for work — remained at 62.7% between April and May.

State data and average annual rates

Jan. 2023 through May 2024 – Updated 6/21/24

What is the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program?

The Local Area Unemployment Statistics program is a federal-state cooperative venture that counts the number of people working — not jobs — by where they live. The data collected include individuals either working or actively seeking work during any part of the week that includes the 12th of the month. The results are used to develop monthly estimates of labor force statistics — the number of people employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate — at the state, county and labor market area levels and for selected cities.

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