Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2020 Revised and preliminary data

(Updated 5/22/2020)

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Idaho Unemployment Reaches Record High of 11.5 Percent in April

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment jumped to 11.5 percent and non-farm payrolls lost 79,500 jobs in April due to the effects of COVID-19.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2019 through April 2020 - Updated 5/22/2020



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 persons employed, unemployed and the unemployment rate—at the state, county and labor market area levels and for selected cities.