Unemployment Insurance Reports

Current Benefit Payout Report (Updated 7/2/2020)

Idaho Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.9 Percent in May

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent in May, and non-farm payrolls regained 24,300 jobs as the state’s economy began a rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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State data and average annual rates
January 2019 through May 2020 - Updated 6/19/2020




Preliminary Monthly County Data
Updated 6/19/2020




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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.