IDAHO LABOR MARKET STATISTICS
ADDITIONAL LABOR SUPPORT
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased in August, rising by two-tenths of a percent from 2.8% in July to 3%. This is the first time the state’s unemployment rate has been at or above 3% since November 2021.
August’s labor force increased by 1,874 people (0.2%) to 967,145.
Net migration was the driver behind 34,719 people added to Idaho’s population from July 2021 to July 2022, accounting for 88% of its growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released this week. The gains were mostly from domestic in-migration – people moving to Idaho from other states – rather than from another country or international in-migration.
Idaho’s Labor Market Information website has enjoyed a refresh that coincided with migration of its data to a new platform — WordPress.
Idaho Labor Market Information includes analysis and data on wages, jobs and the economy. The data is used by businesses, job seekers, public officials, educators and students to make career and education plans, and strategic business and policy decisions.