Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2018 Revised and preliminary data

(Updated 1/19/2019)

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Idaho’s December Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 2.6 Percent

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.6 percent in December – the 16th consecutive month the rate has been at or below 3 percent..
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State data and average annual rates
January 2017 through December 2018 - Updated 1/19/2019



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.