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.
Boise's monthly unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in September, 2020. This compares to 5.6 percent in Idaho as a whole.
Boise's average annual unemployment rate in 2019 . . .
was 4.3 percent compared to 2.9 for Idaho
was the same as the previous year's rate of 4.3 percent.
ranked 9th – from highest to lowest – out of Idaho's 44 counties.