Unemployment Insurance Reports

Current Benefit Payout Report (Updated 9/17/2020)

Idaho Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.2 Percent in August

Idaho regained 7,000 nonfarm jobs in August and the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from a revised rate of 5.1 percent in July to 4.2 percent - the third lowest rate in the nation.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2019 through August 2020 - Updated 9/18/2020




Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 9/18/2020




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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.