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 3.0 percent in December, 2017. This compares to 4.1 percent in the U.S. as a whole.
Idaho's average annual unemployment rate in 2016 . . .
was 3.8 percent compared to 4.9 for the U.S.
was less than the previous year's rate of 4.2 percent.
ranked 40th – from highest to lowest – out of the U.S.'s 50 states.