Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2022 Revised and preliminary data

(Updated 8/19/22)

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Idaho’s July unemployment rate shows slight increase to 2.6%

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.6% in July, up 0.1 percentage points from June.

The number of Idahoans employed or looking for work grew by 3,938 people (0.4%) to 952,500. Labor force participation increased by 0.1 percentage points between June and July to 62.6%. Idaho’s peak participation rate reached 71.4% in September 1998.

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State data and average annual rates
Jan. 2022 through July 2022 - Updated 8/19/22



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.