Unemployment Insurance Reports

Benefit Payout Report download arrow (Updated 11/17/2017)

October Unemployment Rate Edges Up to 2.9 Percent

A surge in the number of Idahoans 16 and older working or looking for work in October increased the pool of available workers for employment and pushed the state’s unemployment rate up to 2.9 percent.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2016 through October 2017 - Updated 11/17/2017

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Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 11/17/2017

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What is unemployment insurance?

Unemployment insurance is a program for the accumulation of funds paid by employers to be used for payments of unemployment insurance to workers during periods of unemployment, which are beyond their control.

The Idaho Department of Labor gathers unemployment insurance data to study, analyze, model and forecast the economic impact of unemployment on the state's economy.