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Idaho: Number of jobs

The number of jobs includes private and public, full-time and part-time, and self-employment as well as wage and salary employment.

In Idaho, the number of jobs . . .

  • was 948,030 in 2015, compared to 924,796 a year earlier.

  • increased by 43 percent in the 1970s, increased by 18 percent in the 1980s, increased by 42 percent in the 1990s, and increased by 12 between 2000 and 2010.

  • ranked 38th – from most to least – among the 50 states in 2015.
 

To get the most out of this indicator . . .

 

Ask questions:

 

·         Is the total number of jobs increasing or decreasing?

·         How many jobs have been gained or lost in the last year?

·         How does local job growth compare to state or national job growth?

 

Look at other indicators:

 

·         “Population: Population” – If your local population is growing, is the number of jobs also growing?

·         “Employment: Employment by industry” – Which industries are experiencing the most job growth?

·         “Employment: Wage per job” – Do local jobs provide above-average wages?

·         “County types: County economic base codes” – What is your county’s primary economic activity, a.k.a. economic base?

 

Dig deeper:

 

·         Look at the county rankings for your state and/or view maps to see how your county compares to others.

·         Download data for your county or state to see the total number of jobs from year to year.

·         Take a Big Picture view of your county.

·         If you have specific questions, send us an e-mail.





Source: 1969-2015: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Data, Local Area Personal Income, Table CA25, (http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=70&step=1); DATE LAST UPDATED: September 28, 2016.




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