Total Labor Force (2018)

862,547

Total Population

1,754,208

Population Rank Among States

40th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$8,980

Rank Among States

51st

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

2.8%

Rank Among States

6th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Idaho National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
3.1%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.2%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
2.8%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
32.1%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
64.1%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (14.3% Idaho | 12.0% National)
14.3%
12%
High school (35.8% Idaho | 27.1% National)
35.8%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (43.2% Idaho | 28.9% National)
43.2%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (6.7% Idaho | 32.0% National)
6.7%
32%

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Manufacturing in Southwestern Idaho Offers Opportunity https://t.co/GI2ANdUO8n

More than 50 Idahoans Receive Awards for Volunteerism and Philanthropy https://t.co/TXU5Uwi5Dw

Idaho’s Unemployment Continued Claims Decrease for 24th Consecutive Week https://t.co/ggScTJDusx

September's Unemployment Insurance Claimant Characteristics report is now available. https://t.co/ipFnSwUSGp

Around Idaho: Economic Activity in September 2020 https://t.co/2QiE9pA4EU

Idaho’s September Labor Force Reaches Record High https://t.co/rK950jRfFB

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Have you considered developing an export plan for your businesses? Join us tomorrow for the first of four Export Fundamentals Training sessions to learn if exporting is right for your business. https://t.co/4ZM2CCBKQr https://t.co/oucg52aZ2e IdahoCommerce photo

Remember to register for our export training series. The first session is Wed. 10/21 at 1 pm MT. We will cover topics including export planning, creating a pitch, and how to determine if direct or indirect sales are best for your business. Register today! https://t.co/4ZM2CCBKQr

More good broadband news! Yesterday the @USDA announced $43 million in awards to improve broadband infrastructure in rural areas of Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada, connecting more than 2,900 homes, 48 businesses, and 97 farms with broadband infrastructure. https://t.co/BM2I1yjBxJ

Congratulations to the City of Bliss and White Cloud Communications as they work add important high-speed internet for residents across the Magic Valley! https://t.co/xcoWmjl7CP

Today the @SBAgov released a simpler loan forgiveness application for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s small businesses. https://t.co/NQFvfLwW4Y

Join us Wednesday 10/21 for the first of our series focused on the fundamentals of exporting. We will discuss how to develop an export plan, create a sales pitch, determine if direct or indirect sales are best for your business, and more. Register today! https://t.co/4ZM2CCBKQr

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