Total Labor Force (2018)


Total Population


Population Rank Among States


American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student


Rank Among States


U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)


Rank Among States

6th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board
(Single Area State)

Idaho Workforce Development Council

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WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Idaho under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

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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
Year-over Average Wage Growth
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
Annual Labor Participation Rate

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)
High school (35.8% Idaho | 27.1% National)
Some college/Associate Degree (43.2% Idaho | 28.9% National)
Bachelor's degree or greater (6.7% Idaho | 32.0% National)

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Idaho's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

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The Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls is hosting a job fair, Tues, June 15 from 1-5 p.m., 330 Canyon Crest Drive in Twin Falls. Employers have many job openings to fill. @TwinFalls_NC @twinfalls_blog @twinfalls
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Idaho’s Rural-to-Urban Population Shift Continued in 2020

#Orofino is holding an Outdoor #JobFair, June 15 from 11 am - 2 pm. Multiple employers will be on site – ready to fill positions! Bring your resume, ask questions and fill out an application.
@LewistonTribune #idpol #idahojobs #idleg
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Around Idaho: Economic Activity in May 2021

Idaho Veteran Census Data Important for Providing Services

Idaho Department of Commerce

#ShowmetheMoney The @USDA Local Food Promotion Program and Farmers Market Promotion Program are currently accepting grant applications. The goal of the program is to help increase access to locally and regionally produced food.

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Lisa Holland, the economic development director for the city of Kuna, tragically passed away last month. She was a close friend to many, including those at Idaho Commerce. To celebrate her legacy, her family has set up a scholarship with NNU.

The @SBAgov recently announced the launch of the Community Navigator Pilot Program, a $100 million grant program providing counseling, networking and assistance to small businesses.

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Idaho was recently awarded a 2021 Silver Shovel Award by @AreaDevelopment Magazine, an award recognizing Idaho's top projects and Idaho Commerce's mission to support businesses and job expansion in Idaho.

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Idaho was recognized in @AreaDevelopment’s Silver Shovel Awards, an award that recognizes states for their achievements in high-value investment projects.

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If you missed it, Europe and U.K. International Partner Search applications are open now for outdoor recreation-related businesses! The event offers an opportunity to strengthen customer and business relationships in Europe/U.K..

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