Unemployment Insurance Reports

Idaho’s December unemployment rate down slightly to 2.9%

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.9% in December, edging down from 3% in November.

December’s labor force – workers who are employed or unemployed but looking for work – increased by 587 people (0.1%) to 963,957, the smallest increase since the previous December’s decline of 100 (-0.01%).

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State data and average annual rates
Jan. 2021 through Dec. 2022 - Updated 1/20/2023




Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 1/20/2023




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.