Labor Force Statistics

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

2022 Revised and preliminary data

(Updated 1/20/23)

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Idaho’s January unemployment rate down to 2.7%

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in January, edging down from the revised 2.8% rate in December.

December 2022’s unemployment rate was revised down from 2.9% due to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual benchmarking process. This realignment of labor market variables is not an indicator of any changes in the state’s economy.

Read more... (3/13/23)



State data and average annual rates
Jan. 2022 through Jan. 2023 - Updated 3/13/23



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.