People are counted as unemployed if they are at least 16 years old, are without a job and available for work, and have recently made specific efforts to find employment. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the entire labor force.
Idaho's monthly unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in May, 2020. This compares to 13.3 percent in the U.S. as a whole.
Idaho's average annual unemployment rate in 2019 . . .
was 2.9 percent compared to 3.7 for the U.S.
was the same as the previous year's rate of 2.9 percent.
ranked 41st – from highest to lowest – out of the U.S.'s 50 states.