Unemployment Insurance Reports

Current Benefit Payout Report (Updated 11/19/2020)

Idaho Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.5 Percent in October

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent and nonfarm payrolls regained 5,400 jobs in October as the state’s economy continued to recover.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2019 through October 2020 - Updated 11/20/2020




Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 11/20/2020




Read the February 2020 unemployment insurance rate news release.

Read the March 2020 unemployment insurance rate news release.

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.