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Idaho: Labor force participation rate

These data come from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.  They are based on averages of data collected in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  These estimates cannot be used to say what is going on in any particular year in the period, only what the average value is over the full period.  The Census Bureau's American Factfinder provides 3-year estimates for counties with at 20,000 people, and 1-year estimates for counties with at least 65,000 people.  We use 5-year estimates because they are available for all counties and allow comparison to other counties within the region.
 
The labor force participation rate is the proportion of people aged 16 years and older who are employed or available for work. It is one indication of whether more people might be drawn into the labor force if more jobs were available or wages were higher.

In Idaho from 2011-2015 . . .

  • 766,284 people or 62 percent of those aged 16 years or older were in the labor force. 

Of those in the labor force . . .

  • 93 percent were employed (civilian labor force);
  • 7 percent were unemployed (civilian labor force); and
  • 0 percent were in the armed forces.
 

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·         “Employment: Unemployment rate” – What are the most recent unemployment rates?  
 

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NOTE: These ACS data are estimates based on a five-year average, meaning that data gathered from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 are averaged together to come up with the results shown here. There is no problem with comparing these data to census data from 2000. For a technical discussion of the "margins of error" associated with ACS estimates, please see: (http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/data_documentation/Accuracy/MultiyearACSAccuracyofData2010.pdf) (http://www.census.gov/acs/www/Downloads/handbooks/ACSGeneralHandbook.pdf)

Source: 2010-2015: U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, American Factfinder, (http://factfinder2.census.gov);
DATE LAST UPDATED: December 8, 2016.



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